Clean Energy Collective, of Uxbridge, recently joined state and local officials in celebrating its 1.3-megawatt Uxbridge Community Solar Array, a project that will provide more than $650,000 in electricity bill savings for National Grid residential and business customers over 20 years and hundreds of thousands of dollars in property tax revenue for the town of Uxbridge. The Uxbridge Community Solar Array is part of a comprehensive portfolio of community solar projects by CEC, which includes 31 facilities totaling more than 43 MW of clean power deployed across the commonwealth by early 2017. Over the course of the next few months, CEC expects to complete construction on 30 additional community shared solar farms, including facilities in Fairhaven, Goshen, Holliston, Kingston, Marion, Orange, Plympton, Swansea, Wareham and West Bridgewater. With construction of these facilities, CEC is investing nearly $90 million in the commonwealth, including more than $15 million in grid upgrades that benefit all electricity users. The Uxbridge Community Solar Array will also displace nearly 33 million kilowatt-hours of fossil fuel-generated electricity, reducing greenhouse gas emissions by over 58 million pounds. This is roughly equivalent to the greenhouse gas benefits of planting nearly 90,000 trees or avoiding emissions from over 66 million miles of automobile travel. For information: cleanenergyco.com; 857-259-5415.

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