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Brockton, Massachusetts, Breaks Ground on Solar Brightfield

Groundbreaking ceremonies for what is projected to be New England’s largest photovoltaic energy array occurred in Brockton, Massachusetts, in time for Earth Day in April 2006. The Brockton “Brightfield” project will transform a brownfield, the former site of the Brockton Gas Works, into a 425-kilowatt renewable energy plant run by the city. The site is being developed by Global Solar Energy, Inc., and will use 1,395 ASE300 (310 watt) modules manufactured by Billerica, Massachusetts-based Schott Solar, Inc. The $3 million project, planned for September 2006 completion, is being paid for by the city of Brockton, the Massachusetts Renewable Energy Trust, the U.S. Department of Energy, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Published June 7, 2006

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