Solar project completed in Wallingford

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WALLINGFORD — Standard Solar has announced the completion of a 3.2 megawatt (MW) solar project in Wallingford, Vermont.

The project, owned and operated by Standard Solar, will provide energy to Vermont’s electric utilities under the state’s Standard Offer Program.

The Standard Offer Program was enacted by the Vermont Legislature with the goal of promoting the development of in-state renewable energy sources.

Standard Offer helps to ensure that the benefits of these new energy sources flow to the Vermont economy and ratepaying citizens of the state.

“Sited on a 49.6-acre parcel of land that once served as a gravel pit and hot-mix asphalt plant, this project exemplifies how old industrial land or “brownfields” can be repurposed to bring clean energy onto the grid and create a win-win for all involved,” said Thomas Hand, MHG Solar.

Completed and commissioned in January, the 9,018 solar panel ground-mount array is projected to produce 3,291,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity in its first year.