AES Distributed Energy revived a 16.757-acre capped, private landfill by converting it into a 2.4 MW solar energy facility located in Walpole, MA. The 7,020-panel solar facility expects to produce 3.23 million kilowatt hours annually and provides cost savings to the Sika Corporation under Massachusetts’ virtual net metering regimen. The site lease benefits the CertainTeed corporation, converting a liability into a revenue stream while feeding renewable energy into the Eversource grid. The ground mount system utilizes Hyundai modules, Huawei inverters and RBI ballasted and pile-driven racking.
Location: Walpole, MA
Commercial Operation Date: 6/2017
System Size: 2.422 MW DC
Installation Type: Ground Mount
Client/Owner: Sika Corporation/AES Distributed Energy