Massachusetts landfill turns into community solar project
Syncarpha Capital developed a 3.6-MWDC/2.8-MWAC ballasted solar + storage project installed atop the 50-acre Rocco Landfill in Tewksbury, Massachusetts. The array received permission to operate in February and is delivering energy to the nearby city of Everett, Tufts University and local National Grid residents through its community solar program.
The PV modules will be supported by galvanized steel and aluminum brackets mounted on precast concrete foundation ballasts. The system will be connected to the National Grid electric utility grid and includes an approximately 2.0-MWAC battery storage system.
“We are very excited to bring this project online. It’s great we are able to make a positive impact on the grid while also repurposing an environmentally encumbered tract of land,” said Graeme Dutkowsky, VP of construction at Syncarpha Capital. “There were many challenges encountered along the way and it wouldn’t have been possible to overcome them without open lines of communication and cooperation among all project stakeholders.”
News item from Syncarpha Capital