NRG Energy begins selling power from 14.7-MW community solar project to over 1,500 members

Written By: Stratton Report
November 18, 2016

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On November 18, NRG Energy, Inc. announced that its newest 14.7-MW AC community solar facility in Massachusetts has more than 1,500 residential and commercial subscribers in the Commonwealth. The Spencer community solar project is 100% subscribed.

Drew Warshaw, Vice President of Community Solar, NRG noted: “This is NRG’s largest community solar project in the United States. It represents an opportunity for a diverse mix of residential and commercial customers to support clean energy and receive long-term savings on their electricity bill all without putting solar panels on their roof.”

Subscribers to the Spencer facility entered into a 20-year agreement with NRG Community Solar and in exchange for a fixed monthly payment, earn credits toward their electricity bill based on their allocation of renewable energy net metering credits generated by the project.

Matthew Beaton, Massachusetts Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary remarked:

“The Commonwealth is a national leader in solar energy, harnessing the full potential of clean energy innovations to reduce costs and carbon emissions. The Baker-Polito Administration is committed to working with our municipal partners across Massachusetts to expand community solar projects, saving ratepayers and taxpayers thousands of dollars annually that can be reinvested into the community.”