Standard Solar has acquired the Knox solar+storage project from developer EDF Renewables North America: a 1.5 MW solar / 2 MWh project for the Acton Water District in Acton, Mass.
The project will directly supply the Acton Water District’s microfiltration plant — its largest electrical load — and allow it to benefit from discounted clean electricity and rental income from a solar and storage system. The system is expected to produce approximately 1,872 MWh of energy annually.
Knox is the second solar facility Standard Solar owns and operates in the Acton watershed. The first is the 4.7MW solar and 4MWh storage Lawsbrook project, also developed by EDF Renewables. The system was built on land owned by the Acton Water District that was previously disturbed by gravel mining and part of the WR Grace Superfund Site.
The Knox project is part of Standard Solar’s rapidly growing portfolio in Massachusetts and the United States. It currently owns and operates nearly 20 MW in the state and 300 MW of commercial and community solar projects across the United States.
“EDF Renewables is proud to deliver another project to Acton Water District to support ambitious clean energy targets while reducing costs,” says EDF’s Peter Bay. “In addition to providing significant economic benefits to the district, the project embodies the goals of the Massachusetts SMART program as it is located in a superfund area and is directly connected to the South Acton Water Treatment Plant.”