BELD and SunRaise Investments, LLC (SunRaise), are happy to announce the completion of a new community shared solar project on Campanelli Drive in Braintree. SunRaise constructed, financed, and owns the 2,443.5-kilowatt project, which consists of more than 6,000 solar modules and is expected to generate 2.937 gigawatt-hours (GWh) of electricity per year.
BELD will purchase all the electricity from the solar project, which is one of the area’s largest, and send this clean power to businesses in the area through a Community Solar offering. The participating businesses will enjoy a stable and reduced clean power rate for a period of 10 years.
“At BELD, we’re always looking for ways to increase our supply of renewable energy,” said Bill Bottiggi, General Manager of the light department. “This project adds significantly to the supply of solar power we are able to add to the community.”
The environmental impact of the project is substantial and measurable. The 2.937 GWh of annual generation is enough to power 325 average Braintree homes for a year and translates to 4.82 million pounds of carbon dioxide equivalent. This compares to 2.4 million pounds of coal burned.
“SunRaise is happy to be supplying a forward-thinking utility such as BELD with low carbon solar electricity and a means of cost savings for business customers in the community,” said Patrick Jackson, Principal of SunRaise.
SunRaise and BELD are proud of the environmental and economic successes of this project and look forward to maintaining a long-term partnership.