FirstLight Power Resources says that construction is under way on a 2 MW solar facility on a portion of its property at Northfield Mountain in Northfield, Mass. The project will be the first solar facility operated by FirstLight.
The facility will consist of more than 18,000 photovoltaic panels covering approximately 11 acres of land. FirstLight's Northfield Mountain is home to a large pumped-storage hydropower generation operation and a group of recreational facilities.
The new solar facility will produce Massachusetts solar renewable energy credits (SRECs). FirstLight affiliates GDF SUEZ Energy Marketing NA and GDF SUEZ Energy Resources will manage sales of those SRECs to interested customers.
Construction of the Northfield Mountain solar project, which will create approximately 40 local construction jobs, is expected to be complete by late November.