Massachusetts City Flips Switch on Second Solar Plant

A Massachusetts city has launched its second solar power plant. In 2015, Pittsfield hired Ameresco to design and build the plant on a former landfill.

Ameresco will own and operate the plant, with the understanding that Pittsfield will buy the plant’s power over then 20 years.

“This collaboration will generate significant savings for the city over time and firmly positions Pittsfield as a proponent of green energy initiatives,” Pittsfield Mayor Linda Tyer told Electric Light and Power.

The deal also puts unusable land to use.

“We’ve converted what was once a cost center for the city into a revenue generating asset,” said Jim McGrath, the city’s open space manager.

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