Masschusetts-based solar project developer Nexamp has teamed up with Mohegan Council, Boy Scouts of America Inc. for a 6 MW solar facility at the Treasure Valley Scout Reservation in Rutland, Mass.
The project, which is now operational, is among the largest solar arrays in New England, Nexamp says. It will provide a steady source of income for the Boy Scouts, as well as substantial savings through net-metering credits for local municipalities, including the Upper Blackstone Water Pollution Abatement District, the Dudley Charlton Regional School District and the Southern Worcester County Regional Vocational School District.
The Mohegan Council Boy Scouts will use the income generated from the project to maintain and improve facilities, campsites and equipment for their educational programs. Mohegan Council will also use the solar facility as a teaching tool.
Nexamp developed, designed and constructed the 19,063-panel, ground-mounted array. Construction began this past November and continued throughout one of the harshest winters in recent years, the company notes.