WPI has contracted with Nexamp, a solar energy developer, to help expand sustainable energy production in the region.

Through an innovative program called virtual net metering, WPI is supporting the installation of new solar panel arrays at Treasure Valley Scout Reservation in Rutland and at two other locations, increasing the amount of clean electricity flowing to customers in Central Massachusetts.

The program is part of a 20-year contract WPI has entered into with Nexamp, a company that develops, designs, builds, owns, finances, and operates commercial-scale solar systems. For this project, Nexamp manages the financing and construction of the three solar facilities while also coordinating the relationships with the utility (National Grid) and organizations such as WPI.

Read the full story at WPI’s website.