Borrego Begins Construction on 1.44 Megawatt Community Solar Project in Easton, Mass.

Borrego Begins Construction on 1.44 Megawatt Community Solar Project in Easton, Mass.

Borrego Solar recently began construction on a new rooftop community solar project in Easton, Mass. under the Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) program. The energy generated from the system will enable individual National Grid energy users to save on their energy bills via the community shared solar program.

Community Shared Solar enables local residents and businesses to subscribe to a solar project and receive solar credits on their energy bills for the power produced, thus reducing their electricity bills. Community solar is an ideal option for energy users who are not able to install solar onsite — such as renters, or property owners with sites where solar doesn’t work from a technical or economic perspective.

The 1.44 megawatt rooftop solar system in comprised of more than 3,900 solar panels and is expected to generate 1,440,00 kilowatt-hours of energy annually. It is projected to offset 1,018 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually, which is equivalent to removing 216 cars from the road annually or planting 16,838 trees over 10 years.

Working together with the building owner at 35 Eastman Street, Borrego will develop, engineer, and construct the project which is expected to be finished this Spring. It will join a growing list of Borrego’s Massachusetts SMART projects to bring clean, emissions-free energy to the community and help energy customers reduce their energy bills.