City of Somerville Deploys Solar - Smart Energy Decisions

Commercial, Solar  -  October 6, 2023

City of Somerville Deploys Solar

The City of Somerville will benefit from a new brownfield solar project in Woburn, Massachusetts through offsets of its electricity costs and advancement of its climate action goals. 

Standard Solar, a commercial and community solar asset company, announced the completion of a 4-megawatt (MW) solar array at the Woburn EPA Superfund site.

Standard Solar acquired the project from developer partner ECA Solar, a commercial-scale solar development company based in Massachusetts. 

The ground-mount project is divided into two arrays totaling 4 MW. The 3.35 MW Phase I is complete, and Phase II, totaling .866 MW, is expected to be finished by the end of the year. These arrays are projected to yield approximately 5,200 megawatt-hours of energy on an annual basis. 

“This solar farm is the green economy in action, creating green jobs and providing solar credits to cover more than one-third of the electricity used by Somerville’s municipal buildings and functions. For our community, this is more than just a cost savings, it’s an important step forward in our goal to be carbon net negative by 2050,” said Mayor Katjana Ballantyne in a statement.

In 2022, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved a Reuse Work Plan for the 4-megawatt Solar Generating Facility, which is situated on the East-Central and East side of the Woburn Superfund site. 

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