EDF Renewable Energy has reached commercial operation at the 5.86 MW Lancaster solar project, located in Massachusetts. EDF and utility-scale solar developer Urban Green Technologies LLC signed a membership interest purchase and sale agreement in October 2013 and subsequently started the construction phase in December 2013.
The ground-mount, fixed-tilt solar photovoltaic project, located on approximately 30 acres of privately owned land at the former Shirley Airport, features 19,000 Canadian Solar modules. The electricity generated is supplied to the Town of Billerica, Mass., under a long-term power purchase agreement, pursuant to the state's Virtual Net Metering Credits Program.
EDF Renewable Services will provide long-term operations and maintenance for the facility, balance of plant, project oversight, and 24/7 remote monitoring from its Operations Control Center in San Diego.