NextEra Energy to Open Solar Arrays Throughout New England
NextEra Energy Resources, a NEC member, has plans to open numerous solar arrays in Maine and Massachusetts that will supply power across the region.
NextEra Energy, the largest owner and operator of wind facilities in the United States, is in the process of proposing a 20 megawatt wind facility in Clinton, ME. It will cost $30 million, power 7,000 homes, and be housed on 150 acres of land. The energy generated will be sold to Connecticut and it will create 85 construction jobs and 4 full-time positions once the facility is completed. The Clinton project is similar to another NextEra project in nearby Fairfield, ME. The facilities have the same cost, size, will create the same number of jobs and both should be operational by the end of 2019. NextEra is also working on a facility in Moscow, ME, that would sell energy to Massachusetts, and a 75 megawatt, $80 million solar farm in Farmington, ME.
When listing the similarities between the Clinton and Fairfield projects, Aaron Svedlow, project director for solar development at NextEra Energy Resources, said that the 250 acre farmland in Fairfield is “a great spot for solar.”
The New England Council commends NextEra’s commitment to renewable energy throughout the region and wishes them much success in the completion of their projects. Read more in the Portland Press Herald.