Construction to begin on Massachusetts solar power project
A new solar power project in Westford, Massachusetts, will soon be constructed, the Boston Globe reports. The 22 acres of industrial land is expected to be converted into a renewable energy source in Fall of 2011.
The $23 million facility will be built, financed and operated by Cathartes Private Investments, a development firm in Boston, and Nexamp, a solar developer based in North Andover. Cathartes owns the land where construction will take place.
"We strive to develop 'green' commercial and residential properties, so we are especially proud to build a solar facility," Jim Goldenberg, principal of Cathartes, told the news source.
According to the Globe, the soon-to-be solar installation will power more than 600 homes and generate 4.5 megawatts.
Massachusetts has been a large proponent of developing renewable energy sources thanks, in part, to the Green Communities Act of 2008 that aims to have the capacity of 250 megawatts through solar-energy generation by 2017.
According to the state, 74 cities and towns in Massachusetts have been designated as "Green Communities." Communities that earn this designation are ranked as energy leaders in the state and are eligible for renewable power and energy efficiency grants.