Old Middleboro Road PV + BESS: MA

Old Middleboro Road PV + BESS: MA

Project Details

PV Size:
8,907 kW DC

BESS System Size:
4.5 MW / 13.4 MWh

Type:
DC-coupled PV + BESS

Location:
Rochester, MA

COD:
2021*

Utility and Program:
Massachusetts SMART

Off-taker:
Community solar with  credit anchor

About the project

Agilitas acquired this project in March 2020 and commenced construction in Q3 2020, targeting commercial operation in Q4 2021. The Project will generate enough electricity to power more than 1,800 Massachusetts homes per year. The energy storage component of the project not only will increase the total power output of the array, but also can provide peak-shaving capabilities to stabilize the grid’s power supply.

This Project is part of the Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) Program and will serve as a Community Solar facility for local businesses to take advantage of the cost-saving benefits brought by the project.

Besides the economic savings for residents and local businesses, this project conserves more than 221 acres of land on and adjacent to the project site to protect and preserve critical wetland habitat. Agilitas has also made a significant contribution to the Town’s arbor fund to invest in the planting of new trees and will improve and maintain an existing road in the town.