Arcadia and Engie team for the rollout of solar gardens in Massachusetts


Arcadia, the clean energy technology company and Engie North America have partnered up for the rollout of a portfolio of solar projects in the state of Massachusetts. The companies made the announcement this Thursday.

Firstly, the project comes as many American homes are not suitable for rooftop solar solutions. In fact, according to the statements, as many as two-thirds of American households are not suitable for the installation of solar panels in their roofs.

However, community solar developments, also known as solar gardens, solve this issue. They provide guaranteed savings on subscribers’ monthly energy bills and add clean energy to the local grid.

Consequently, Arcadia and Engie North America teamed up for the development of up to seven solar garden projects. The portfolio will have a total capacity of 40 megawatts of renewable power for households; businesses, and communities from Cape Cod to the Berkshires.

Moreover, the portfolio development will be part of the Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) program; to provide access to Commonwealth communities. The projects will produce enough energy to power more than 5,600 households annually.

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Arcadia to increase access to clean energy in the state

Joel Gamoran, Vice President and General Manager of Energy Services at Arcadia, said about the matter. “Community solar provides access to clean energy to businesses, communities, and lower-income households that cannot install rooftop solar and have been traditionally left out of the clean energy transition.”

He also remarked. “Access to clean energy shouldn’t be a matter of circumstance or privilege — every homeowner, renter, and business owner should be able to enjoy the benefits of clean energy. We’re excited to partner with ENGIE North America to accelerate the growth of community solar across the Commonwealth.”

On the other hand, Jacques Boonen, Head of Distributed Renewables for Engie North America commented. “We’re proud to be a part of the Massachusetts community and to provide clean, renewable energy to local businesses and homes.”

Finally, he said. “These seven projects are our first community solar gardens on the East Coast, and we look forward to continuing our work to make renewable energy more accessible to all.”

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