Constellation Energy and Holyoke Gas & Electric Department (HG&E) will develop a 4.5 MW solar installation that will generate electricity for the municipally owned utility's 18,000 customers in Holyoke, Mass.
The system, which is scheduled for commercial operation this summer, will be built, owned and operated by Constellation Energy. HG&E will purchase all of the electricity generated from the solar panels under a 20-year power purchase agreement at a fixed cost that is less than projected market rates.
HG&E's solar power system will be composed of 18,400 SolarWorld ground-mounted panels at two locations and is expected to produce nearly 5.5 GWh of electricity each year.
SOURCE: Constellation Energy