Small PV Adds Up to Big Project in Massachusetts

The Cape & Vineyard Electric Cooperative has awarded an 18.3 MW solar PV project to American Capital Energy.

The project will be built on 10 sites on Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard, as well as on top of a capped landfill. It will provide power for about 3,100 homes, representing 27% of the energy load. 

This is a great example of using solar PV across a variety of sites that adds up to significant renewable energy use, without building mammoth solar plants that cover thousands of acres.

Along with energy efficiency, the project is one of many renewable energy projects the region is pursuing towards a sustainable Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard. 

This is the largest solar PV project in New England. As part of the contract, American Capital Energy, a Massachusetts-based company will use local installation and/or maintenance subcontractors. About 500 people will be employed during  development and construction.

The towns estimate annual savings of over $1.4 million a year in energy costs.

The Cape & Vineyard Electric Cooperative was organized in 2007 to develop and/or own renewable electric generation facilities and buy or sell long term electric supply or other energy-related goods and services including renewable energy certificate contracts at competitive prices to member communities and consumers within member communities.

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