Clean Energy Collective Begins New Community-Shared Solar Array Construction In Massachusetts
Thursday, Apr 23 2015
Solar energy supporters ceremonially tossed a little sod Tuesday morning at the ceremonial groundbreaking of a new community-shared solar array now under development in Adams, Mass. The 1.4 megawatt array on private land will allow residential and business customers to reap some of the benefits of solar power without having to host any photovoltaic panels.
It is estimated to save customers nearly $7 million and offset an annual carbon dioxide output equivalent to 97,000 trees.
The array is being built in partnership with Clean Energy Collective (CEC), a community solar developer focused on building, operating and maintaining community-based clean energy facilities jointly owned by participating utility customers.
CEC has 34 projects nationwide, including six in Massachusetts. The Adams project is among its larger arrays, although it has a combined presence in Uxbridge of 3 MW. Its largest appears to be a 1.8 MW facility in Colorado.