WCVB Boston has reported that Massachusetts’ governor, Devel Patrick, will “turn on” the state’s first solar park today. The 4.5MW solar facility is built across 22-acres in Westford and uses 14,000 solar panels. Built by Cathartes Private Investments, the US$23 million complex will be operated by Nexamp.

The project received a US$5.8 million grant from the state as part of its Green Communities Act. The companies noted that power generated by the park will be used by the University of Massachusetts campus in Lowell.