Nexamp completes 2.6-MW solar project in southeastern Massachusetts

Nexamp Inc. on Nov. 16 announced the completion of a 2.6-MW community solar project located on the Sutton-Northbridge town line in southeastern Massachusetts.

Consisting of over 8,000 panels, this is one of the largest community solar projects in the Northeast serving local homes, nonprofits and small businesses. The new solar array is built on the site of an unused gravel quarry. The installation will provide substantial energy cost savings to the Town of Easton as well as Wheaton College. They each have entered into long-term agreements with Nexamp to purchase discounted energy credits generated by the project.

Additionally, over 100 local residents, non-profits, and small businesses will participate in the project directly through Nexamp’s innovative “Solarize My Bill” community solar program. Customers who subscribe to the project through Solarize My Bill will realize guaranteed energy savings throughout the term of their enrollment.

“As a leader in Community Solar, Nexamp is committed to making solar energy more accessible to the community, creating local jobs, and meeting sustainability goals,” said Zaid Ashai, CEO of Nexamp. “Our successful partnership with the Town of Sutton, the Town of Easton, and Wheaton College exemplifies the transformative economic and environmental benefits that can be achieved through solar development.”

The Sutton project is one of over two dozen solar facilities that Nexamp expects to complete over the next six months. By the end of 2017, the company expects to be serving over 2,500 community solar customer accounts through the Solarize My Bill program in Massachusetts alone, as it expands its offering into promising new markets in New York, Rhode Island and Maryland.

Nexamp’s comprehensive capabilities span the entire solar project lifecycle – from project development, design and construction to financing and operations and maintenance.

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