The Agawam Avenue Solar project is located on a closed private landfill in an industrial area surrounded by a power plant, an electrical sub-station, a waste-water treatment plant, and an active landfill. Solar is an ideal re-use of this contaminated industrial property.
The 2.6-megawatt (MW) installation is comprised of 7,547 LG solar panels, two SMA 630CP-US and one SMA 500CP-US inverters, and a GameChange ground-mount, ballasted racking system. Completed in March 2017, the facility produces over 3.5 million kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity per year, enough to power approximately 350 homes and prevent the annual release of over 2,500 tons of carbon dioxide from non-renewable power plants.
The power from this facility will provide electricity savings to a local college, while also offering educational opportunities for students to learn about clean renewable power sources.
|Owner and Operator||Citizens Enterprises Corp.|
|Developer||Citizens Enterprises Corp.|
|Electrical Contractor||ML Schmitt, Springfield, Mass.|
|Permitting Support||Tighe and Bond, Westfield, Mass.|
|Installed Capacity||2.6 MW DC|
|Jobs Created||50 during construction|
|Site Area||9 acres|
|Energy Production||3,538,000 kWh per year|
|CO2 Displacement||2,500 tons per year|
|Mounting Type||Ground-Mount, ballasted|
|Inverter Type||630CP-US (2) / 500CP-US|
|Inverter Quantity||2 and 1|
|Module Wattage||340 Watts|