Since teaming up with Ameresco and BlueWave Solar, the towns of Mattapoisett and Wareham, MA now host solar arrays providing low cost renewable power to the Fairhaven, Mattapoisett, New Bedford, Kingston, and Plymouth, MA Housing Authorities.
Solar Arrays Built
Total PV Capacity
Metric Tons Annual CO2 Savings
Total Solar Modules
Under 20-year agreements, annual payments will be made to the public housing authorities of Fairhaven, Mattapoisett, New Bedford, Kingston and Plymouth. As a result of the solar projects, the housing authorities will receive these benefits over the next 20 years in support of providing housing to their citizens.
- Millions of dollars expected in electricity savings over contract duration
- Housing Authorities able to purchase power at lower rates
- Annual carbon footprint reduced by 16,276 metric tons of CO2
- Total annual reductions equivalent to taking 3,485 cars off the road, planting over 19,000 acres of U.S. forests, CO2 emissions from 2,439 homes’ electricity use, CO2 emissions from over 3,600 barrels of oil consumed
Ameresco, in partnership with BlueWave Solar, constructed a 6.0 MW community solar farm in Mattapoisett, MA and a 10.2 MW community solar farm in Wareham, MA. At Mattapoisett, an Eversource right of way runs adjacent to the project site and serves as the point of interconnection. At Wareham, the Eversource right of way bisects the four arrays.
- 6.0 MW community solar farm consisting of more than 17,000 modules
- 10.2 MW community solar farm consisting of 4 sites and more than 30,000 modules
- Total project output of 21,870,000 kWh
- Design, building, commissioning, operation, and maintenance of projects