Duke Energy Renewables, in partnership with Integrys Solar, Canadian Solar, and Community Energy Solar, has completed a 3-megawatt (MW) AC solar power project in Berkley, Mass.
The Berkley East Solar Power Project is co-owned by Canadian Solar and INDU Solar Holdings – a joint venture between subsidiaries of Duke Energy and of Integrys Energy Services.
The company has signed a 25-year power purchase agreement with Taunton Municipal Lighting Plant (TMLP).
“We’re very pleased to announce the addition of this valuable resource to the TMLP power supply portfolio,” said TMLP General Manager Michael Horrigan. “Environmentally speaking, it’s absolutely the right thing to do; it will avoid approximately 1,500 tons of global warming carbon dioxide emissions annually.”
TMLP customers will benefit from the project by purchasing power at competitive rates and by the savings in transmission, line losses and generation costs with the reduction in TMLP load at or near peak times.
TMLP provides service to more than 36,000 electric and internet customers in Taunton, Raynham, Berkley, N. Dighton and sections of Lakeville. The TMLP commissioners are Joseph Martin, chairman, Mark Blackwell Sr., secretary, and Peter Corr.
The ground-mounted installation was developed by Community Energy Solar and constructed by groSolar using 15,624 Canadian Solar modules, enough energy to power about 600 homes annually.
Earlier in May Duke Energy Renewables in partnership with Canadian Solar, Integrys Energy Services and Community Energy Solar announced the completion of two 1-megawatt (MW) AC solar power projects in Sterling, Massachusetts.
The community-oriented Sterling
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