Wareham solar field delivers clean energy to Bay State residents

Mar 9, 2019

Boston-based energy company Eversource is on track to delivering 62 megawatts of carbon-free, renewable energy to Bay State residents and businesses per year thanks to the construction of 19 new solar facilities across Massachusetts with one of the company’s largest sites established in Wareham.

The Wareham solar site, located on Tobey Road, delivers close to five megawatts of green energy through over 12,000 solar panels per year, which is enough energy to power approximately 800 homes.

According to Eversource, this solar power will prevent almost 2500 metric tons of carbon emissions from entering the atmosphere, the equivalent of taking more than 500 cars off the road.

“Our partnerships with the communities we serve is the key to success,” said Eversource Vice President of Business Development Mike Ausere. “As we collaborate to solve for the future energy needs of New England, the shared benefits of large-scale solar facilities are widely recognized. These include creating local union construction jobs, clean energy for residents, and significant property tax revenues for years to come.”

Eversource increased its commitment to renewable and competitively-priced solar energy after the Baker administration passed landmark clean energy legislation in 2016. Construction on Wareham’s solar field began a year later in September of 2017.

In total, the company’s 19 new facilities across the state will increase the amount of solar power produced by Eversource to 70 megawatts, enough energy to power more than 11,000 homes.

The facilities also represent a significant reduction in greenhouse emissions, the equivalent to taking more than 6,000 cars off the road per year.