"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, Massachusetts, has an installed capacity of 3.0 megawatts (MW). 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, which came online in 2013, on a vacant 14-acre parcel on the former base.
The project generates enough electricity to power 300 home and offset 3,000 tons of carbon emissions annually. That power is sold to a local utility, which provides retail electricity service to customers in the area. Through a long-term Power Purchase Agreement, retail electricity customers in the service district save money on their bills.
|Owner and Operator||Citizens Enterprises Corp.|
|Developer||Citizens Enterprises Corp.|
|General Contractor||Toshiba, Tokyo, Japan|
|Electrical Contractor||Miller Bros. Electrical Contractors, Conshohocken, Pa.|
|Permitting Support||GPR Inc., Ayes, Mass.|
|Installed Capacity||3.0 MW DC|
|Jobs Created||45 during construction|
|Site Area||14 acres|
|Energy Production||3,750,000 kWh per year|
|CO2 Displacement||4,000 tons per year|
|Racking Manufacturer||Schletter Inc.|
|Inverter Type||SGI 500|
|Module Wattage||250 Watts|