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Sterling Municipal Light Solar, USA


Canadian Solar, Duke Energy Renewables, Integrys Energy Services and Community Energy Solar completed two 1.0 MW AC solar power projects in Sterling, Massachusetts. 

These ground-mounted installations in Sterling were developed by Community Energy Solar and constructed by groSolar using 9,968 CS6P 240 W Canadian Solar PV modules. They will supply enough energy to power about 400 homes annually. The community-oriented projects are co-owned by Canadian Solar and INDU Solar Holdings - a joint venture between subsidiaries of Duke Energy and of Integrys Energy Services.

Sterling Municipal Light Department (SMLD) purchases the power generated from the projects on the basis of a 20-year agreement within the Town of Sterling. Community Energy Solar worked closely with the Town of Sterling and landowner Davis Dairy Farmland to design projects well-suited to agricultural and residential settings, and to meet the town’s long-term power needs. Canadian Solar, Duke Energy Renewables, Integrys Energy Services and Community Energy Solar are also facilitating a solar energy education initiative associated with the project.

“On behalf of INDU, we are pleased to finalize these projects, our first two projects  in New England. All stakeholders involved contributed a wealth of project development, construction, and management expertise and we are excited that Sterling Municipal Light will benefit from this clean energy source for years to come," said Greg Wolf, President of Duke Energy Renewables.


Eco Impact

Co2 saved   Annual During minimal product life time 206151525 t
164,880 4,122,000
Trees planted
824 20,610
Cars off the road for one year
5,585 139,634
KM air travel
930 23,262
Average homes heated