Moving Community Solar Forward in Massachusetts

Moving Community Solar Forward in Massachusetts

Sunday, July 17, 2016 - 11:55am


by Editorial Team

Consumer Demand Strong for Renewable Energy Sources in the Commonwealth

Today, NRG announced that its renewables business’ newest community solar facility in Massachusetts has been completed in Pepperell, Mass to serve the electricity needs of 170 residential customers. 

“Going solar has never been easier or more affordable,” said Drew Warshaw, Vice President of Community Solar, NRG. “If your roof faces north instead of south, if you have a tree you don’t want to cut down or if you simply don’t want solar panels on your roof, community solar is a great solution. It gives you  long-term savings, price stability to avoid spikes in your utility bill and the chance to support clean energy – all without doing anything to your house.”

The community solar farm – The Nashua Road Solar Project — has a rated capacity of 1.3 megawatts dc (1 MW ac) and is comprised of more than 4,000 solar photovoltaic panels. It will deliver enough clean power to serve the energy needs of 170 residential customers in the region and is already 100% subscribed. The new site, which follows the company’s similarly-sized project in Freetown, Mass., furthers NRG’s commitment to community solar and provides affordable, clean energy produced at a solar farm in residents’ local utility service territory.

“Generating electricity from renewable energy offers significant public benefits and health dividends,” said Stephen Themelis, Chairman of the Pepperell Board of Selectmen. “The Town of Pepperell welcomes the opportunity to be part of this important and sustainable project for renewable energy resources now, and in the future.”

The project represents one of many community solar projects the NRG family has in the pipeline in Massachusetts, Minnesota, and New York.