Empower Energies Announces the Commissioning of 3.7MW Solar Project in Shirley, Massachusetts
Empower Energies, Inc., Posted: August 15, 2014 15:45 ET
New solar facility to provide renewable energy for Devens utilities department as well as economic benefits for the municipality, the Shirley water district, and the people of Shirley.
FREDERICK, MD–Marketwired – August 15, 2014 – Empower Energies, Inc., a leading Clean Energy Portfolio Solutions company, announced the completion and commissioning of a 3.7MWDC 3.0MWAC solar array in the Town of Shirley, MA. The ground-mounted installation features 13,047 6.5′-by-3′ photovoltaic PV solar panels, situated on 27 acres of Shirley Water District land, providing 20 acres of power production.
The project was co-developed with Washington, DC-based EPG Solar. It will deliver over 4.9 million kWh of electricity annually to the contiguous Devens Utilities Department, significantly increasing the renewable energy contribution to the MassDevelopment subsidiary’s energy portfolio.
Jim Moore of the Devens Utilities Department noted that Mass Development was originally looking to add renewable energy into their portfolio with facilities built behind their meter, but ultimately opened the bidding up to power supply coming in from outside Devens, ‘if someone could work out the details.’