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Standard Solar brings 3.2-MW solar system to Vermont brownfield

Standard Solar completed a 3.2-MW solar project in Wallingford, Vermont. The project, owned and operated by Standard Solar, will provide clean energy to Vermont’s electric utilities under the state’s Standard Offer Program.

Standard Solar partnered with developer MHG Solar on the 17-acre project and Positive Energy NY constructed the array.

“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. “Projects like this pave the way to a better, cleaner future for Vermont.”

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

“Solar projects like this one in Wallingford are critical for Vermont to reach its goal to receive 90% of its energy from renewable sources by 2050,” said Eric Partyka, director of business development, Standard Solar. “The project, resulting from a great partnership between MHG Solar and Standard Solar, will reduce the need for fossil fuels and bring clean, quiet solar energy to the Vermont economy and its citizens.”

The Standard Offer Program was enacted by the Vermont Legislature with the goal of promoting renewable energy source development in-state. Standard Offer ensures that the benefits of these new energy sources flow to the Vermont economy and ratepaying citizens of the state. Under the Standard Offer law, the power is sold to all of Vermont’s electric distribution utilities.

The power purchase agreement on the system is with VEPP, the Standard Offer Facilitator for existing and new Standard Offer Projects. In its role as a facilitator, the corporation acquires electric power from Vermont renewable resources and then distributes it to all 17 Vermont utilities.

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