“Community solar projects like these provide the clean, reliable energy that residents and businesses need, and they help New York and Massachusetts meet their renewable energy and climate goals,” said Michael Streams, Standard Solar’s director of development. “We are excited to partner with New Leaf Energy, a like-minded leader in clean energy, as we expand our presence in the state.”
According to the Solar Energy Industries Association, New York ranks ninth in the U.S. for installed solar power, while Massachusetts ranks tenth.
The Copicut project in Freetown, Massachusetts is a single-axis solar and battery storage project with more than 12 MW of solar power and 22 megawatt-hours of storage. Once completed, it will produce 17,924 megawatt hours of energy per year. The project received an award from the state’s Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target program, which provides incentives for solar and storage projects.
The nearly 3 MW Main Street Newbury system is located in Byfield, Massachusetts and is fully commissioned for commercial and residential use in Byfield and the surrounding area. This project is expected to generate 3,571 megawatt hours of clean energy annually.
The Saunders Settlement project in Sanborn, NY is over 6 MW and is expected to produce approximately 8,861 MWh per year.