In order to see the 20 acres of solar panels of Boxborough Community Solar, you would have to get off Route 111, at the Boxboro Regency, and drive past the old Cisco building, and then drive down an approximately mile-long access road. Once you get to the location at 1414 Mass Ave., however, you can see the 15,000-plus solar panels lined up in rows.
The ribbon cutting for the 5-megawatt project, owned and operated by Connecticut-based Green Street Solar Partners, was held on Friday morning, Feb. 15, and featured state, town, energy, and business officials who gathered on a gray day to praise the sunny project, which had been in the works for a while. Kenyon Energy assisted in the financing of the project that was switched on in late January. It is one of the last solar projects constructed in the state under a previous state solar incentive program called Solar Renewable Energy Certificates (SREC). (read more)
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