What's being called the largest solar PV power plant in New England may soon be built on the site of a closed landfill in Canton, MA. Southern Sky Renewable Energy has been granted access to the location and plans to develop a 5.6MW system that will be connected to the NSTAR grid.
The Boston-based development company has been granted a postclosure use permit from the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection and has filed an interconnection application with NSTAR.
The Canton Board of Selectmen has granted final approval to the project, and the construction timetable is approximately six to nine months after a successful interconnection agreement is negotiated with NSTAR, according to Southern Sky.
The PV arrays will consist of approximately 24,000 photovoltaic modules, configured in abutting groups of 10 parcels.
“The Canton Landfill Solar facility will allow us to turn what is currently an unproductive asset into a revenue generator,” said Victor D. Del Vecchio, chairman of the town of Canton.
Additional financial and project design details of the project were not disclosed.