In fall 2015, the City of North Adams celebrated the completion of a 3.5MW solar array built on top of its capped landfill. The project—the largest of its kind in Western Massachusetts—made North Adams 100% solar powered, with additional power purchased from two other solar sites in nearby towns. This means that all its street lights, facility buildings, schools, and the state-owned skating rink are powered by clean renewable energy.
The solar array offsets 2,989 tons of carbon annually—the equivalent of removing 630 cars from the road or the amount sequestered by 2,450 acres of U.S. forests in a year.
Borrego Solar has installed approximately 17% of the 81MW of solar deployed on landfills throughout Massachusetts. We developed, engineered, and built the North Adams solar array, which is owned by Syncarpha Capital.