Western Massachusetts Electric Co. (WMECo) plans to develop the first of its several planned large-scale solar facilities at a site on Silver Lake Blvd. in Pittsfield, Mass.
The selected site combines two brownfield parcels of land owned by WMECo and the Pittsfield Economic Development Authority (PEDA) at the William Stanley Business Park. The eight-acre site will accommodate up to 1.8 MW of solar capacity.
Local permitting for the project is under way, and WMECo expects to begin construction in the second quarter of this year.
The company says it continues to evaluate other sites for the remaining scope of its 6 MW solar program. WMECo's solar program focuses on larger-scale facilities (1 MW or greater), emphasizing landfill, brownfield and utility-owned properties.