Kearsarge Concord II (Concord, MA)
Kearsarge developed, constructed and financed this 5.6 MW DC solar array located at the former W.R. Grace EPA Superfund site located in Concord, MA. Kearsarge was awarded the rights to develop the project through a public procurement process run by the Town of Concord and the Concord Municipal Light Plant. This brownfield site was a part of the former chemical manufacturing facility owned by W.R. Grace. After years of remediation, the Town of Concord took a portion of the land by eminent domain with the intent of developing a solar array and constructing a school bus depot for town use. Kearsarge partnered with Concord, the MA Department of Environmental Protection and the U.S. EPA to design and construct the array in harmony with the on-going maintenance and monitoring program overseen by the U.S. EPA as well as adjacent land owners. All energy generated from the project is being purchased by the Concord Municipal Light Plant, advancing its position as a municipal leader in green energy. The project was completed in December, 2016.
- Size: 5.6 MW DC
- Production: Approx. 6,407,500 kWh / year
- Metric Tons of Annual Carbon Dioxide Offset: Approx. 4,503
- Number of Average Homes Powered Annually: 476