Green Street Power Partners, a developer and financier of commercial solar, has completed construction on Taunton Municipal Light Plant’s (TMLP) first community solar project, located on a landfill in Raynham, Massachusetts. The 3-MW system spans a 14-acre parcel and is expected to produce about 3.5 GWh annually.
“We are pleased to work with Green Street Power Partners on our first ever community solar project in Raynham. This is a wonderful benefit for both our customers and for the environment, which is our end goal with a project of this nature” said Kenneth Goulart, general manager of TMLP. “We are very happy to see the overwhelming response from our Raynham customers and look forward to other green projects in the future.”
TMLP will purchase 100% of the power for its fully-subscribed community solar program which is expected to begin in January 2019. TMLP received applications for all 400 program slots in two days.
“We’re taking land that can only be used for a dump and turning it into a renewable energy source for local residents, without interfering with the ongoing environmental management of the landfill” said Lisa Raffin, CIO of GSPP. “We’re delighted that TMLP customers and the town of Raynham will see the benefits of this project over the next 30 years.”
The solar power generated offsets the landfill’s impact by reducing carbon output in the surrounding area.
News item from TMLP