The full output of the installation is being sold to the Groveland Electric Light Department under a long-term power purchase agreement with Groveland Solar LLC.
Comprising more than 12,670 solar panels, the installation generates enough power to provide electricity for 525 average-sized homes. The site began generating electrical power last December.
The site will be dedicated to the memory of Howard Hill, a Groveland native who served the Groveland Electric Light Department for more than 40 years. A decorated World War II hero and one of the community’s best-loved personalities, Mr. Hill played an instrumental role in the modernization of the light department as its long-time manager.
With a population of about 6,400 people, Groveland is a rural town in northeastern Massachusetts situated about 30 miles north of Boston.
The solar installation, owned by Groveland Solar LLC — a unit of Con Edison Development Inc. — was developed in cooperation with the Groveland Electric Light Department. Permitting and environmental expertise was provided by Cammet Engineering and construction was performed by Gehrlicher Solar America Corp. and Mass. Electric Construction Co.