Kearsarge Granby (Granby, MA)
Kearsarge, working with Westover Metropolitan Development Corporation (WMDC) developed, constructed and financed this 3.2 MW DC project, demonstrating an innovative way to utilize land that was in part of an FAA-required flight path noise buffer. The project consists of a series of five ground-mounted solar arrays totaling 3.2 MW DC on land owned by WMDC in Granby, Massachusetts, adjacent to the Westover Air Reserve Base. The arrays were designed and sited so as to minimize any impacts on the operations of the Base, Airport, and local neighbors. Kearsarge worked closely with WMDC to redevelop the land into clean energy assets while transforming previously abandoned properties into tax revenue generating parcels for the Town of Granby. At the same time the projects support WMDC's mission and its continued work to develop former Air Force Base property. All energy generated by the projects is being purchased by local municipalities. The projects were completed in December, 2016.
- Size: 3.2 MW DC
- Production: Approx. 3,900,000 kWh / year
- Metric Tons of Annual Carbon Dioxide Offset: Approx. 2,741
- Number of Average Homes Powered Annually: 289