Empower Energies Announces a 3.7MW Solar Project in the Town of Shirley, Massachusetts
Power Engineering, Posted: 03/05/2014
FREDERICK, MD–(Marketwired – March 05, 2014) – Empower Energies, Inc., a leading Clean Energy Portfolio Solutions company, announces the development of a 3.7MWDC solar array in the Town of Shirley, MA. The project will feature approximately 12,830 6.5′-by-3′ photovoltaic (PV) solar panels, situated on 23 acres of Shirley Water District land.
“It is pleasing to say that we now have the Devens project underway,” said Town of Shirley Energy Committee Chairman Bryan Dumont. “This has been a perfect example of a cooperative effort between two governmental entities working for the good of the entire community. The new system will deliver enough electricity to power 630 homes every year in Massachusetts, lowering municipal electricity bills and providing a substantial new revenue stream over the next 20 years.”
The project was co-developed with EPG Solar, a Washington, DC-based developer with over 17MW of experience on-the-ground in Massachusetts. It will deliver approximately 4,800 MWh of electricity annually to the Deven’s Utilities Department, a subsidiary of MassDevelopment, and is expected to be commissioned and operational by end of June, 2014.