The ever-growing list of large corporations investing into solar power has received another entry, as Comcast announced the company has finished the installation of a canopy system at itsÂ Northeast Division headquarters office in Manchester, New Hampshire.
The system, located in the parking lot of the office, is expected to generate 500 megawatt-hours annually and featuresÂ two dual-port EV charging stations.
â€śTechnology, innovation and talent are at the core of everything Comcast does, and generating clean energy on site at ourÂ ManchesterÂ facility demonstrates our commitment to a culture of sustainability and a way to empower our employees to foster a cleaner, healthier environment,â€ť saidÂ President of Comcastâ€™s Northeast DivisionÂ Kevin Casey in a release announcing the systemâ€™s installation.
The systemâ€™s sizing and location are not insignificant, as earlier this month, New Hampshire GovernorÂ Chris Sununu vetoed a bill to expand the stateâ€™s net metering program to coverÂ 1 to 5 MW installations, after saying that it would be a benefit for the state to expand net metering.
Though this project was never in danger of losing its net metering benefits due to its more modest size, the veto could mean the loss of a market for larger commercial and industrial systems, in a state that doesnâ€™t have much of that development to begin with. According to SEIA, there is onlyÂ 76 MW of solar installed within the state â€“ a tiny volume compared to Massachusetts, and only 1/3 of the volume in Vermont, which has a much smaller population.
Comcast presents this project as part of its commitment to sustainability, which includes the installation of nineÂ EV charging station sites across the division by the end of the year.Â The Northeast Division serves 14 states, from Maine to Virginia.