Massachusetts’ largest community bank Berkshire Bank has subscribed to a significant portion of a Nexamp community solar farm in Hadley, Massachusetts. The 4.6-MW solar project is part of a larger portfolio with the same landowner.
“Renewable energy plays a major role in our overall sustainability strategy, which include policies and programs designed to enhance our environmental performance and increase our efficiency,” noted Gary Levante, Senior Vice President of Corporate Responsibility at Berkshire Bank. “We are committed to transitioning our energy use to lower carbon alternatives and by subscribing to community solar, we are able to do that while also reducing our overall costs, an added benefit. We chose Nexamp for the simplicity and proven performance of its community solar program.”
Community solar continues to expand, providing options for those who want to go solar but do not have the resources or infrastructure to install panels on their property. More businesses are embracing the advantages of distributed solar, such as enhanced sustainability and reduced operational expenses.
“Corporations are increasingly prioritizing sustainability and looking for innovative ways to reduce their environmental footprint within the communities they serve,” noted Joe Fiori, Director of Business Development at Nexamp. “By integrating a mix of renewable energy, efficiency measures and other intentional programs, these organizations are able to make a real difference. And with community solar, the benefits are available to individuals as well as corporations and other organizations.”