"Citizens Energy was able to successfully add a local, clean energy source to our energy mix at a competitive price.”
- Jim Moore, Manager, Devens Utilities
The Devens Solar Project, located on the former site of a U.S. Army base in Devens, Mass., has an installed capacity of 3.0 megawatts. When the U.S. Defense Department closed the military training site in 1996, the land was transferred to MassDevelopment, a regional economic development and finance agency committed to stimulating business, driving economic growth and helping communities thrive across Massachusetts.
MassDevelopment selected Citizens Energy to build a solar array on a vacant 14-acre parcel on the former base. The power from the facility, which became operational in 2013, is sold to Devens Utilities. The long-term Power Purchase Agreement with the utility allows retail electricity customers in the service district to save money on their bills.
The project generates enough electricity to power 300 home and offset 3,000 tons of carbon emissions annually.
|Developer, Owner and Operator||Citizens Enterprises Corp.|
|Electrical Contractor||Miller Bros. Electrical Contractors|
|Civil Contractor||A.J. Virgilio Construction Inc.|
|Permitting Support||GPR Inc., Ayer, Mass.|
|Installed Capacity||3.0 MW DC|
|Site Area||14 acres|
|Energy Production||3,750,000 kWh per year|
|CO2 Displacement||4,000 tons per year|
|Racking Manufacturer||Schletter Inc.|
|Inverter Manufacturer||Solectria, Lawrence, Mass.|
|Inverter Type (Quantity)||SGI 500 (5)|
|Module Wattage||250 Watts|