Greenskies Solar Array to Power Bay State Treatment Plant

Press Release | Middletown, CT
October 15, 2015

Greenskies Renewable Energy has announced it will begin construction of a 232-kilowatt municipal solar project in Medfield, Mass., the company’s first municipal project in Massachusetts.

The ground-mounted system will be built on a 1.4-acre site adjacent to the town’s municipal waste treatment system, and will provide about 35 percent of the plant’s total energy needs, said Christopher McCarthy, a business development project manager at Greenskies.

The array, which will consist of 720 photovoltaic solar panels, will generate enough electricity per year to power 44 New England homes. Construction on the project is expected to begin in late October and be completed by early December, McCarthy said.

Under the agreement between Greenskies and the town, Greenskies will design, engineer and construct the new solar array, while Medfield, a town of about 12,000 residents 20 miles southwest of Boston, will own the facility. The two parties are currently negotiating a maintenance agreement for the new system.