The Belchertown Planning Board recently approved an application to build at 1.5 megawatt solar array off of Route 9.
The solar array will be constructed on 7 acres of land that used to be a driving range. The owners of the property will be leasing the land to Nexamp, which, according to its website, is based in North Andover with offices in Boston, Hartford, and Providence.
A site plan for the project that was submitted to the Planning Board includes 34 rows of solar panels. When completed, the project will be the first commercial solar array in Belchertown. At the town’s last Annual Town Meeting, voters approved a bylaw to regulate the construction of commercial solar arrays.
Leasing land to solar energy companies is a way for land owners to profit. Companies like Nexamp also offer an economically viable solution for those who would like to reduce their carbon footprint, but cannot afford the cost and maintenance of the solar equipment.
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