Lendlease announced the sale of the 16-MW Wallingford Renewable Energy solar project to a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources. The solar project is located in Wallingford, Connecticut, with a portion of the project to be built on a landfill. The project has 20-year power purchase agreements in place with two Connecticut utilities, Eversource Energy and The United Illuminating Company. Construction of the project is expected to be completed later this year.
“This project is unique and complex, but it demonstrates our commitment to developing quality, utility-scale solar projects that meet the individual needs of our customers,” said Craig Carson, general manager of Lendlease Energy Development. “We’re proud to partner with NextEra Energy Resources on this project to see it through the next phases of the project’s lifecycle.”
“Brownfield development is always gratifying as it’s a great use of resources, bringing new life to otherwise unusable land,” said Matt Ulman, VP of distributed generation for NextEra Energy Resources. “NextEra Energy Resources is pleased to have worked with Lendlease on the Wallingford solar project, which provides Connecticut with a source of clean, renewable energy and community tax benefits on brownfield land that previously offered only maintenance costs.”