Green Street Power Partners (GSPP), a national developer and financier of commercial and community solar projects, celebrated the completion of a 4.8-MW community solar project located in Westfield, Massachusetts, with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Ceremony attendees included mayor of Westfield, Brian P. Sullivan, Westfield Gas + Electric, developing partner Terawatt Energy, turnkey Engineering Procurement and Construction (EPC) company Swinerton Renewable Energy (SRE), as well as other local officials and representatives.
“Green Street Power Partners’ solar project is a great development for the citizens of Westfield and we welcome them,” Sullivan said. “Not only can the members of our community take part in clean energy, it is a project on the north side of town that will bring needed tax revenues as well as be cognizant of the surrounding area in regards to traffic and the Barnes Aquifer.”
The solar system is comprised of 13,728 panels situated on privately owned land in Westfield with the energy generated sold to Westfield Gas + Electric through a 20-year PPA. The community solar program, operated solely by GSPP, will run for nine years and will accommodate up to 250 Westfield residents. GSPP is accepting applications through December.
“Westfield Gas and Electric is excited to be a part of the team that moved this project from concept to completion, such as we’ve done with the three other large-scale solar arrays that exist in Westfield,” added Tony Contrino, general manager at Westfield Gas + Electric. “This facility will benefit our community with the generation of clean power and by providing low-cost energy to our ratepayers for many years to come.”
This is one of seven community solar projects GSPP is deploying over the next couple months.
“We are thrilled to be developing local community solar projects like these with municipal power grids like Westfield Gas and Electric, and we appreciate the City of Westfield’s cooperation and hard work to make this project happen,” said Craig Dwyer, CEO at Terawatt Energy.
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