Gov. to flip switch on Mass. solar park
WESTFORD, Mass.—The state's largest privately-owned solar energy park will soon be generating power.
Gov. Deval Patrick on Wednesday is scheduled to ceremonially flip the switch for the 4.5 megawatt facility on a 22-acre site in Westford.
The $23 million complex, with 14,000 solar panels, was built by Cathartes Private Investments and will be operated by the solar power company Nexamp. The project received a $5.8 million federal tax credit energy conservation bond through MassDevelopment.
Power generated by the facility will be used by the University of Massachusetts campus in Lowell.
The Green Communities Act, which Patrick signed in 2008, strengthened and broadened the continued development of renewable energy serving electric consumers in Massachusetts.