Energy

Eversource Welcomes Joe Mitchell

With more than 25 years of business-development and public-relations experience, Joe Mitchell has joined Eversource as its newest community-relations and economic-development specialist. He will serve as the company’s liaison for communities in Hampden and Hampshire counties. His focus is supporting Eversource’s electric service business. Mitchell is a past co-chair of the Economic Development Partners of…

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Developments Raise Profile of Great Barrington – BusinessWest

Jennifer Tabakin is a believer in using public investment to spur private investment. After six years as Great Barrington’s town manager — she’s stepping down in June — she has seen plenty of evidence to back up that philosophy.  “We’ve talked a lot about the investments we’ve made in Bridge Street, which is one of…

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17-acre solar farm in Northampton seeks Planning Board approval

Syncarpha Solar plans a 17-acre, 4-megawatt facility off Park Hill Road on land near the Easthampton border. The site is near two existing solar facilities on former landfills, and is also near farmland and rural residential parcels. Syncarpha will be before the Northampton Planning Board tonight, seeking a minor amendment to a special permit they…

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Eversource nears solar milestone

Eversource is on track to deliver 62 megawatts of carbon-free, renewable energy to Massachusetts residents and businesses having completed 19 new solar power projects across the state. The projects include a canopy-style solar site at Eversource’s East Springfield maintenance depot that it connected to the grid last summer and a ground-mounted solar site on Performance…

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Solarize Mass Springfield-Longmeadow program schedules informational sessions

SolarFlair Energy, Inc. has been selected as the installer for the Solarize Mass Springfield-Longmeadow program, according to a press release. The community-based education and outreach program is run by local volunteers and supported by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center and the state Department of Energy Resources to offer residents and businesses pre-selected solar photovoltaic systems…

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Clean Energy Industry Adds Over 1,500 Jobs Statewide

The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) today announced the state’s clean energy sector has continued its trend of upward growth, adding more than 1,500 workers to the clean energy workforce between 2017 and 2018. The figures, released as part of MassCEC’s 2018 Massachusetts Clean Energy Industry Report, found that the industry now employs more than…

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Hickory Ridge owners plan solar array, end of golf at Amherst course

The owners of Hickory Ridge Golf Club want to build a solar farm on the golf course property. This is according to the agenda for an Amherst Conservation Commission meeting  set for 7 p.m. Dec. 12 at Town Hall. Course owner Dave Wasenda of Appliedgolf in Millstone, New Jersey, he plans to build a 5.2-megawatt solar array…

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Westfield gets 1st community solar farm

Green Street Power Partners will soon put online its 4.8-megawatt solar array at the intersection of Routes 10 and 202 with Summit Lock Road in Westfield. The company hosted a ceremonial ribbon cutting Friday. It’ll be the fourth large-scale solar project in Westfield providing power to Westfield Gas & Electric and its customers, general manger…

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