Altus Power Interconnects 2.6 MW of Community Solar Projects in Warren, MA: 190 Households and UMass Memorial Health Care Benefit

Apr 25, 2016 | News

Altus Power America, Inc. (“Altus Power”) is proud to announce that it has started delivering solar net metering credits from its two community solar systems in Warren, Massachusetts. Energized in December of 2015, Altus Power’s Warren projects are some of the first ground mounted community solar systems in Massachusetts to be fully subscribed and operational. The systems provide energy savings, through solar net metering credits, to more than 190 households in Western Massachusetts as well as to UMass Memorial Health Care. In addition to the systems in Warren, Altus Power has a large community solar system in Belchertown, MA that will become operational in late April 2016. Altus Power is planning a community based ribbon cutting ceremony for the systems in late spring, together with local land owners, towns, communities and other beneficiaries of these community solar systems.

“As an anchor off-taker for Altus’s two community solar projects, UMass Memorial Health Care can realize a reduction in its annual electricity costs by more than $40,000,” said Gary Valcourt, Assistant Vice President, Facilities & Capital Planning for UMass Memorial. “In addition to providing our academic medical center with significant savings on its energy bills, UMass Memorial is playing a critical role in ensuring these community solar projects are not only built, but also gain the necessary financing. The projects truly represent a win-win scenario for UMass Memorial as well the local community”.

Altus Power is committed to the community solar sector and is an official National Community Solar Partner of the Obama Administration’s Community Solar Initiative that was launched in July 2015. Lars Norell, Managing Partner of Altus Power America, said, “We are pleased to be a leader in community solar, which we believe makes the benefits of renewable energy accessible to every day households. We’re committed to growing our community solar platform and we are expanding to Vermont, New York and other states outside of Massachusetts that are supporting community solar.”

About Altus Power America, Inc.
Altus Power America, Inc. is a Greenwich, CT-based company funded in part by GSO/Blackstone that invests in, owns and manages clean energy projects. Its principals draw on their deep expertise in finance, construction, engineering and design to provide renewable energy savings and solar solutions to commercial and public sector clients.

Latest news

Altus Power Acquires 19 MW Operating Solar Portfolio

Altus Power America, Inc. (“Altus Power”) has completed the acquisition of a multistate operating portfolio of ground-mounted solar assets.  The 19 megawatt (MW) DC portfolio of solar energy systems sell clean, renewable energy to offtakers ranging from regional and...

read more

Altus Power Acquires Multistate Portfolio of Solar Assets

Altus Power America, Inc. (“Altus Power”) has completed the acquisition of a multistate portfolio of operating rooftop and carport solar assets.  The 2.2 megawatt (MW) DC portfolio of solar energy systems sell clean, renewable energy to offtakers including a charter...

read more

Altus Power Energizes 4 MW Solar Project in Johnston, RI

Altus Power America, Inc. (“Altus”) and Reservoir Road Holdings, LLC (“Reservoir”) recently combined efforts to develop and construct one of the largest solar projects in Rhode Island to date, a 4,057 kW DC ground-mounted solar system located in the Town of Johnston....

read more