Southern Sky Renewable Energy (SSRE), a Boston-based developer of utility-scale solar photovoltaic projects, says it has been granted access to a currently closed, town-owned Canton, Mass., landfill and plans to develop a 5.6 MW solar photovoltaic facility on the site.
SSRE has been granted a post-closure use permit from the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection.The company has also filed an interconnection application with NSTAR.
The Canton Board of Selectmen has granted final approval to the project, and the construction timetable is approximately six to nine months after a successful interconnection agreement is negotiated with NSTAR, the company says.
The solar arrays will consist of approximately 24,000 photovoltaic modules that will be configured in abutting groups of 10 parcels. Energy will be collected via electrical conduit to a load center and transformer, whereby the transformer will send the equivalent kilovolt-amps into the NSTAR distribution system.
SOURCE: Southern Sky Renewable Energy