West Boylston launches utility solar project
November 12, 2010
The West Boylston Municipal Lighting Plant said its municipal utility solar project is now in operation, delivering clean, renewable electricity to about 3,400 customers.
The $2 million project won a $1.17 million allocation of federal Clean Renewable Energy Bonds to assist with financing, the West Boylston Municipal Lighting Plant said.
The solar photovoltaic energy project is comprised of 1,760 solar panels installed on town property, and the project is expected to produce more than 450,000 kilowatt hours of electricity a year, enough to power 75 typical homes, H. Bradford White Jr., general manager of the West Boylston Municipal Lighting Plant, said in a statement.
The West Boylston Municipal Lighting Plant is a member of the Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Co., or MMWEC.