“This project will help the City of Holyoke continue to provide below market electric rates to its customers.”
- James M. Lavelle, Manager, Holyoke Gas & Electric
The County Road Solar Project is located on five acres of land utilized by Clear Channel Communications for radio towers in Holyoke, Massachusetts.
The 800 kilowatt installation is comprised of 3,198 Hyundai solar panels, two SGI 300 and one PVI 95 Solectria inverters, and a Schletter ground-mount racking system. Completed in January 2013, the facility produces over 1 million kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity per year, enough to power approximately 100 homes and prevent the annual release of over 1,000 tons of carbon dioxide from non-renewable power plants.
The power from this facility is being sold to the local utility, Holyoke Gas & Electric. In addition to the environmental benefits of solar energy, low-cost power produced by this facility will benefit all residents and businesses in Holyoke by contributing to lower electricity rates.
|Developer, Owner and Operator||Citizens Enterprises Corp.|
|Electrical Contractor||Fischbach & Moore Inc., Boston, Mass.|
|Civil Contractor||A.J. Virgilio Construction Inc.|
|Permitting Support||Tighe and Bond, Westfield, Mass.|
|Installed Capacity||.8 MW DC|
|Site Area||5 acres|
|Energy Production||1,000,000 kWh per year|
|CO2 Displacement||1,000 tons per year|
|Racking Manufacturer||Schletter Inc.|
|Inverter Manufacturer||Solectria, Lawrence, Mass.|
|Inverter Type (Quantity)||SGI 300 (2) PVI 95 (1)|
|Module Wattage||250 Watts|