Hadley celebrating completion of solar project

The project is located at Allard's Farm.

HADLEY, Mass. (WWLP) – A community solar project in Hadley is now complete, making it the first solar project in the Western Massachusetts Electric Company service territory. Hadley II Solar is located on land owned by Allard’s Farm in Hadley.

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on Thursday to celebrate the completion of the 2.4 Megawatt solar project. The project consists of 7,500 solar panels and will provide energy to Allard’s Farm and other communities.

This is Nexamp’s second solar project built on the family owned farmland. It is one of over two dozen solar facilities the company expects to complete over the next six months.

Nexamp’s CEO Zaid Ashai told 22News “We have a program called the virtual net metering credits, where the credits from the power generated go back onto the grid that are consumed, are given to the towns of Hadley and Southwick. And 50 percent of it, which is called community solar, goes to 100 small businesses, residents in this community and non profits.”

If you’d like to find out if you’re eligible for the “Solarize My Bill” program, in which you could receive a 15 percent discount off you’re electric bill, you can log onto their website.