The Hunt Road Solar project is located on a closed private landfill in Amesbury. The project allowed this unused landfill with little development potential to produce energy, tax revenue, and local construction jobs.
The 6.0-megawatt (MW) installation is comprised of 17,647 LG solar panels, six Solectria SGI XTM 750kW inverters, and a GameChange ground-mount, ballasted racking system. Completed in December 2016, the facility produces over 8 million kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity per year, enough to power approximately 800 New England homes and prevent the annual release of over 6,000 tons of carbon dioxide from non-renewable power plants.
The power from this facility is being sold at a discount to a local municipality. In addition to the environmental benefits of solar energy, the city of Amesbury, where the project is located, will receive substantial tax revenues from the project.
|Owner and Operator||Citizens Enterprises Corp.|
|Developer||Citizens Enterprises Corp.|
|Electrical Contractor||Fischbarch & Moore, Boston, Mass.|
|Permitting Support||Tighe and Bond, Westfield, Mass.|
|Installed Capacity||6.0 MW DC|
|Jobs Created||50 during construction|
|Site Area||28 acres|
|Energy Production||8,214,000 kWh per year|
|CO2 Displacement||6,000 tons per year|
|Mounting Type||Ground-Mount, ballasted|
|Inverter Type||SGI XTM 750kW|
|Module Wattage||340 Watts|