Massachusettsâ€™ largest community solar + storage farm has completed construction and is nearing subscriber completion. The 7.1-MW Happy Hollow Community Solar + Storage Farm is built on a gravel pit in Winchendon, Massachusetts and includes a 3.3-MW energy storage system. The project is owned byÂ SunRaise Investments, developed and constructed byÂ Borrego SolarÂ withÂ CleanChoice EnergyÂ managing subscriber services including acquisition, management, customer care, billing, and retention.Â
Community solar offers landowners the opportunity to receive additional revenue by leasing their land for solar, while opening the benefits of solar to the hundreds of thousands of Massachusetts residents that either do not own their own home or do not have a roof that works for solar. The subscribers for thisÂ Community Solar Farm can see up to aÂ 10% savingsÂ on their utility bills with no upfront investment, setup fees or installation.
Borrego Solar developed, engineered and constructed the project, while SunRaise secured the construction and permanent financing and will remain the long-term owner and operator of the facility. The project is expected to generate 9,000,000 kWh of electricity each year, which is enough energy to power 1,200 average Massachusetts homes for a year.
The CleanChoice Energy Community SolarÂ platformÂ connects people to local Community Solar projects, allowing residents and businesses to sign-up to support local solar in minutes.Â