Kearsarge Energy, a renewable energy project developer and financier, announced the operations of the 4.9-MW Kearsarge Southwick solar project, representing the largest operating SREC II solar PV project in Massachusetts.
“This project is a great example of how harnessing solar power can protect the environment, save on energy costs, and create jobs,” said Department of Energy Resources Commissioner Judith Judson. “Projects like this one in Southwick play a key role in reaching the Baker-Polito Administration’s solar goal of 1600 megawatts by 2020.”
Elsewhere, in Mississippi, Mississippi Power, is expanding its renewable generation portfolio with an agreement to team on another utility-scale solar electric generating farm, this time with solar provider Origis Energy. The company, and Origis, are working to develop a 52 MW solar project on 485 acres in Sumrall, Miss. pending approval by the Mississippi Public Service Commission.
"Adding a third renewable project continues the company's commitment to having a diverse generation portfolio to help keep rates affordable for our customers," said President and CEO Ed Holland. "This cost-effective, utility-scale solar energy project once again places the company at the forefront of the state's energy economy."