Massachusetts Facility is Home to New 326 kW Solar Array

Massachusetts solar array
Credit: UC Davis College of Engineering, Flickr Creative Commons

A 326 kW rooftop solar PV project has been installed at C.H. Powell Company’s facility in Canton, Massachusetts. The solar system, installed by Dynamic Energy, is expected to produce 415,000 kWh of electricity annually, which will offset nearly 80% of the facility’s annual usage.

David Powell, the Treasurer of C.H. Powell Company, says, “My company approached this project with a lot of optimism, but also a high degree of anxiety. We assessed and profiled all aspects of the undertaking.”

The system is expected to help C.H. Powell Company save an estimated $1.2 million in energy costs over 25 years. The project is also eligible for the Massachusetts SREC Program, which will help C.H. Powell generate significant revenue for the next 15 years. The energy produced by the system will offset approximately 292 metric tons of carbon dioxide annually, equivalent to removing 62 cars from Massachusetts roads or eliminating carbon dioxide emissions from the consumption of nearly 32,818 gallons of gasoline each year.

Solar installations in the news

In October, healthcare supply chain solutions provider McKesson Corporation signed a deal today with NRG to install solar arrays at a distribution center in Robbinsville, New Jersey. The solar power purchase agreement calls for rooftop and ground-mounted solar arrays that will have a capacity up to 3 MW.

And in September, Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley says he wants to install Ohio’s largest municipally-sponsored solar panel project within two years, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported. If the project succeeds, it could generate 20% of the electricity required for city operations, according to the mayor’s office.

The mayor’s solar plan calls for panels covering 125 to 150 acres of city-owned land, including facility rooftops, Lunken Airport, and Center Hill Landfill, the paper reported. “The solar array would produce 25 megawatts of power, enough energy to power 80% of Greater Cincinnati Water Works’ largest plant or all of the city’s non-utility facilities each year,” the Enquirer’s Carrie Blackmore Smith writes.

Vendors mentioned in this article:

  • Dynamic Energy
  • McKesson Corporation
  • NRG
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