EDF Renewable Energy has closed a membership interest purchase and sale agreement (MIPSA) with Urban Green Technologies LLC (UGT), a utility-scale solar developer, on the 5.86 MW Lancaster solar project in Massachusetts.
EDF has also signed up M+W U.S. Inc. to manage engineering, procurement and construction. Gehrlicher Solar America Corp. has been subcontracted to build the project. EDF says construction has started on the project, which is located on approximately 26 acres of privately owned land at the former Shirley Airport, 50 miles northwest of Boston.
EDF will own and operate the Lancaster solar project with commercial operation expected in spring 2014. The power generated will be delivered to the Town of Billerica under a long-term power purchase agreement.