Dublin, OH – A public ribbon-cutting and tour are scheduled for July 21 at 10 a.m. at the site of the second largest solar array in New Hampshire, known as the Oyster River Forest Solar Array. The event will be held at 411 Packers Falls Road in Lee, New Hampshire, near the intersection of Jenkins Road.
After decades of use as a gravel pit, the site, which is owned by the Town of Durham, has been repurposed to serve several new long-term functions for the town. These include the 640.5 kW utility-scale solar array (which was installed by ReVision Energy and financed and owned by IGS Solar) and a drinking water well and aquifer recharge system, among others.
Durham Energy Committee Chairman Charles Forcey said, “The Oyster River Forest Solar Array is an unprecedented collaboration between two municipalities, two pioneering, private solar companies, a cooperative school district and the Public Utilities Commission of New Hampshire. With immense gratitude toward its partners in this utility-scale effort, the Town of Durham celebrates this landmark achievement toward our overarching goal to secure a clean, affordable and secure energy supply for our municipal services.”
The array, which was commissioned in June, is a fixed ground mount consisting of 14 rows of solar modules. If the project were designed as one continuous array and not a series of rows, it would span the length of 11.5 football fields. It is expected to generate approximately 809,500 kilowatt hours of electricity, which is equivalent to offsetting the carbon dioxide emissions from 1,464 barrels of oil or 71,436 gallons of gas or the annual electricity use of 83 homes.
Patrick Smith, vice president of IGS Solar said, “We are glad to be a long-standing sustainability partner to the Town of Durham by helping them control their energy costs with solar.”
Using a third-party ownership structure, IGS Solar provides a simple Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) contract to help organizations avoid the financial strains often associated with solar energy solutions.
About IGS Solar
IGS Solar, a turn-key commercial and residential solar provider with over $100 million in solar assets under development, provides businesses, homes, and communities with an opportunity to participate in creating a sustainable energy future with no upfront investment. As an affiliate of IGS Energy, IGS Solar is dedicated to delivering innovative solar energy solutions. For more information, call (866) 801-9928 or visit IGSsolarpower.com. Connect with IGS Solar at linkedin.com/company/igs-solar.
About ReVision Energy
ReVision Energy, northern New England’s local solar professionals since 2003, is committed to accelerating the transition away from fossil fuels and toward clean, renewable solar energy. The company is a Certified B Corporation, using business as a force for good. Learn more at: revisionenergy.com.