Distributed Generation, Solar, Sourcing Renewables - February 1, 2021
Big Y participates in community solar program
Big Y World Class Market, a large supermarket chain in New England, announced in January that it has taken the next step in supporting the production and consumption of clean energy by participating in a community solar program. Big Y is subscribing to 19 solar projects across Massachusetts, representing a total of 57 MW of capacity. The company will receive 50% of the energy credits generated by these projects.
“We have already installed solar panels at several of our stores and operations centers, so the opportunity to participate in the Nexamp community solar program fits perfectly with our long-term sustainability goals as an organization,” Gary Kuchyt, manager of energy & sustainability at Big Y, said in a statement. “By offsetting more of our energy consumption with clean energy, we are expanding our green initiative and making even more of an impact. We understand that embracing renewable energy can take many forms and are excited to have community solar as part of our corporate efforts.”
The projects included in Big Y’s agreement are contracted with Nexamp and located in Massachusetts in the National Grid and Eversource utility service territories. Big Y and other subscribers to these community solar projects are allocated a portion of the project’s output and receive discounted credits on their utility bills.