Completion of 3MW Berkley East Solar Project


The Berkley East Solar Power Project, a 3MW AC solar power project in Berkley, Mass, has been completed. The project is expected to avoid 1,500 tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually.



Duke Energy Renewables, Integrys Solar, Canadian Solar and Community Energy Solar on behalf of the Taunton Municipal Lighting Plant in Massachusetts (TMLP) have completed the 3MW Berkley East Solar Power Project. The project is co-owned by Canadian Solar and INDU Solar Holdings – a joint venture between subsidiaries of Duke Energy and of Integrys Energy Services.

The ground-mounted array was developed by Community Energy Solar and constructed by groSolar using over 15,000 Canadian Solar modules. Energy produced by the project is enough to power about 600 homes annually.

TMLP provides service to more than 36,000 Massachusetts electric and internet customers in the cities of Taunton, Raynham, Berkley, N. Dighton, and sections of Lakeville. TMLP will purchase the power generated from the project under a 25-year agreement. Customers will benefit from competitive rates and the savings in transmission and generation costs, according to TMLP General Manager Michael Horrigan.