Ameresco Constructs 6-MW Solar Farm in Massachusetts
Syncarpha Capital and Pacolet Milliken are pleased to announce the completion of Fischer Road Solar, a jointly-owned 6-MW solar project in Dartmouth, Massachusetts. The facility is currently the second largest solar project in Massachusetts.
Fisher Road Solar Project has approximately 20,000 solar panels and is located on a parcel that also contains cranberry bogs and a composting center. Ameresco Inc., a renewable energy and energy efficiency company with headquarters in Framingham, Massachusetts, constructed the facility in less than six months and will oversee its operations.
“Our mission is to own and operate high-quality solar projects that produce clean and affordable energy for Massachusetts residents over the long-term for a sustainable future,” stated Cliff Chapman, Managing Partner of Syncarpha Capital.
“Our Energy Division at Pacolet Milliken has two goals – to work with best-in-class partners and to invest in high quality, long-term renewable energy generation, and we have found both in this solar energy facility,” said Rick Webel, President of Pacolet Milliken.
During the first year of operation, the facility is expected to generate enough energy to offset the annual electricity requirements of 820 typical U.S. residences. The Town of Carver and Silver Lake School District will purchase the energy at favorable rates over the next 20 years.
“We are excited to be a part of this new solar facility in Massachusetts and to be working with our partner Syncarpha and the team that brought this project together – Ameresco, the Town of Dartmonth, the land owner and NStar, the local utility company,” said Ralph Walker, Senior Vice President of Energy for Pacolet Milliken. “We hope this is the first of many projects in the state.”
“This solar project is a great addition to our portfolio of solar PV projects developed, engineered, and constructed in Massachusetts,” said Jim Walker, Vice President Solar PV, Ameresco. “We are delighted to be involved with Syncarpha Capital and Pacolet Milliken to bring the project into operation.”
“We at Silver Lake School District, and the towns of Halifax, Kingston and Plympton that we serve, are excited to be a part of this project and happy that our involvement makes good economic and environmental sense for our communities,” said John Tuffy, Superintendent of Silver Lake Regional School District. “Equally as exciting is the fact that our students are able to view firsthand this use of new technology as a part of the new economy.”
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by Kelly Pickerel