Citizens Solar built two projects in a 3.5-megawatt (MW) array across the town lines of Tyngsborough and Dunstable that run through the Charles George Landfill. This project is a great example of collaboration between municipalities, state government, and federal agencies to ensure the environment and human health are protected, while also responsibly re-developing a landfill for clean energy that will increase local tax revenues.
The 3.5-megawatt (MW) installation is comprised of 10,294 LG solar panels, 72 Solectria TL 36 kW string inverters, and a GameChange ground-mount, ballasted racking system. Completed in March 2017, the facility produces nearly 4.6 million kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity per year, enough to power approximately 460 homes in New England and prevent the annual release of over 3,500 tons of carbon dioxide from non-renewable power plants.
The solar projects will provide environmental benefits to the public, while acting as a source of cheap power for municipalities in the area, a local hospital, and school building.
|Owner and Operator||Citizens Enterprises Corp.|
|Developer||Citizens Enterprises Corp.|
|Electrical Contractor||Fischbach & Moore, Boston, Mass.|
|Permitting Support||Tighe and Bond, Westfield, Mass.|
|Installed Capacity||3.5 MW DC|
|Jobs Created||100 during construction|
|Site Area||19 acres|
|Energy Production||4,644,000 kWh per year|
|CO2 Displacement||3,500 tons per year|
|Mounting Type||Ground-Mount, ballasted|
|Inverter Type||TL 36 kW String|
|Module Wattage||340 Watts|