“The Agawam Solar project provides HP Hood with a competitive advantage through lower cost power.”
- Mike Suever, Senior Vice President, HP Hood
The Agawam Landfill solar project is located on 10 acres of a capped and closed landfill built up on the site of a former driving range in Agawam, Mass.
The Main Street array, operational since 2013, has an installed capacity of 1.8 megawatts.
The project’s 2 million kilowatts hours of clean electricity, enough to power about 200 homes in New England, are sold to a local industrial user abutting the installation. The partnership makes the energy-intensive plant more competitive in today’s challenging business environment while providing new tax revenue to Agawam.
It also prevents the release of over 2,000 tons of carbon dioxide from non-renewable power plants.
The installation is comprised of 7,254 Hyundai solar panels, three Solectria SGI 500 inverters, and a Schletter ballasted racking system. Because this project is located on top of a landfill, all equipment and wiring were installed above-grade in order to prevent any disturbance of the landfill cap.
|Owner and Operator||Citizens Enterprises Corp.|
|Developer||Citizens Enterprises Corp.|
|General Contractor||Toshiba, Tokyo, Japan|
|Electrical Contractor||Fischbarch & Moore, Boston. Mass.|
|Permitting Support||Tighe and Bond, Westfield, Mass.|
|Installed Capacity||1.8 MW DC|
|Jobs Created||30 during construction|
|Site Area||10 acres|
|Energy Production||2,300,000 kWh per year|
|CO2 Displacement||2,000 tons per year|
|Mounting Type||Ground-Mount, ballasted|
|Racking Manufacturer||Schletter Inc.|
|Inverter Type||SGI 500|
|Module Wattage||250 Watts|