The ground-mounted installation was developed by tenK Energy and sold to Integrys Solar, LLC. groSolar designed and built the project. The solar farm uses the high energy density tenKsolar® DUO system, which provides nearly 40% more energy per unit area, as well as conventional photovoltaic solar modules. They will supply enough energy to power about 700 homes.
Templeton Municipal Light & Water Plant (TMLWP) is purchasing the power generated from the project under a 20-year power purchase agreement.
Jack Levi, managing partner at tenK Energy stresses the value of solar for this community and credits John Driscoll at TMLWP and theTown of Templeton as the key to the success to bring this project on line.
“Achieving commercial operation of our largest solar photovoltaic project in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is a key milestone for our company,” said Joel Jansen, Vice President of Integrys Solar, LLC. “Integrys Solar would like to thank the Town of Templeton for their support of solar energy, and our engineering, procurement, and construction partner, groSolar, for bringing this project to completion both safely and on-time.”
“groSolar greatly appreciated the partnership approach that carried through the, development, engineering and construction processes for this project,” stated groSolar’s CEO, Jamie Resor. “All of the partners worked together through the challenges and towards a successful project that will provide a reliable source of solar energy for the Templeton community.”
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This post was prepared by Solar Thermal Magazine staff.