WGL Energy Systems has announced the completion of a 3.2 MW solar facility in Devens, a 4,400-acre community in north-central Massachusetts. The fully installed PV system is designed to provide power to the residential, commercial and industrial customers of the Devens Utilities Department. MassDevelopment, the state’s finance and development authority, is redeveloping Devens – a former U.S. Army base – into a mixed-use community.
The system consists of 10,488 rooftop solar panels installed atop two buildings in Devens at 66 Saratoga Bld. and 18 Independence Dr. WGL Energy, which boasts more than 205 MW of distributed solar power capacity operational or under contract in 19 states across the U.S., owns and operates the facility and will sell power to the Devens community under a 24-year power purchase agreement. Sol Systems developed the project and managed the engineering, construction and procurement of equipment.
“With zero-net-energy homes and acres of protected open space, Devens is at the forefront of sustainability in north-central Massachusetts,” said MassDevelopment President and CEO Marty Jones. “Providing diverse energy sources for our businesses and residents is a top priority of the Devens Utilities Department, and we’re pleased to work with WGL Energy on this innovative project.”