Boston-based Nexamp has commenced operations at a 2.3 MW solar project in Winchendon, Mass.
The ground-mounted installation is located on the 30-acre site of a former sand pit, adjacent to the town's salvage yard, and Nexamp was responsible for the development, design, financing and installation of the project.
‘Nexamp's deep local experience and breadth of project expertise was key in driving this project to completion,’ says Bob O'Keefe, chairman of the board of selectmen for the Town of Winchendon. ‘They were able to identify and resolve potential challenges in advance so that implementation went smoothly. We're excited to have turned what was essentially wasted land into a clean, productive, revenue-generating asset for our town.’
According to Nexamp, tax revenue received from the solar installation will go to fund a number of town projects, including a redesign of the town library's main entrance to make it wheelchair accessible. As part of the long-term solar power purchase agreement, the energy generated from the Winchendon solar site will be used to provide savings to the Chelmsford and North Chelmsford Water Districts and their residents, Nexamp adds.