Gardner, Mass., Cuts Ribbon On 2.5 MW Municipal Solar Plant

Posted by SI Staff on May 21, 2014 No Comments
Categories : Projects & Contracts

Borrego Solar Systems Inc. has inaugurated a 2.5 MW municipal solar plant for the City of Gardner, Mass.

Borrego's partner, Soltage Greenwood – a joint venture between Greenwood Energy and Soltage LLC – financed the 8,474-panel ground-mount installation, which was built on previously unmaintained city property.

Gardner will purchase all of the electricity produced by the solar plant under a 20-year power purchase agreement. Over the same time period, the city will receive over $60,000 per year in lease payments for the land in addition to state incentives based on annual generation amounts.

Since becoming a designated Massachusetts Green Community in 2011, Gardner has also installed wind energy projects at Mount Wachusett Community College and the North Central Correctional Institution.

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Photo courtesy of Greg M. Cooper, Borrego Solar

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