RGS Energy, the commercial and utility division of Real Goods Solar Inc., and BlueWave Capital, one of the leading developers of solar energy projects in Massachusetts, are to deploy four new solar farms in Massachusetts.
RGS Energy will design, install, monitor and maintain the four systems totaling 3.5 MW. The company expects to begin construction in March 2014 and to be completed in June of 2014.
The fixed array ground mount solar systems will be designed to generate more than 4.5 million kWh of solar power annually. Over 25 years, the solar energy produced could offset more than 166 million pounds of carbon dioxide emissions. It will help Massachusetts reach its goal of 1,600 MW of solar power installations by 2020.
These projects qualify for the state of Massachusetts' SREC 1 program that helped spawn the dramatic growth of the solar industry in the state over the last two years.