Key Solar Completes 3 MW Array in New England

Installed atop United Parcel Service’s Chelmsford Hub at the start of the holiday delivery season

Key Solar's newly-installed 3 MW array at UPS' Chelmsford, Mass., Hub.
Key Solar's newly-installed 3 MW array at UPS' Chelmsford, Mass., Hub.
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Key Solar, New England’s fastest growing commercial solar energy installer and developer, announced the on time/on budget completion of the rooftop array portion of a 3 megawatt (MW) solar project at United Parcel Service’s (UPS) Chelmsford Hub — bringing to 44 the number of projects Key Solar has completed in New England since 2016.

With 21 MW of solar projects under its belt to date, Key Solar has been recognized by Solar Power World for its contributions to the solar industry, with a ranking of 6th in the magazine’s 2018 Top Solar Contractors in Massachusetts.

“As the UPS holiday package delivery season hits its stride, Key Solar is pleased to complete this portion of a large, impactful project that’s a sound investment both for the company and the planet,” Key Solar Managing Partner and Co-Founder Kevin Price said. “Following the busy holiday delivery season, Key Solar will re-engage on site to complete the utility tie-in. We’re proud of this latest addition to the region’s burgeoning solar industry and look forward to introducing more businesses and building owners to the excellent return on investment and other benefits of solar power.”

Key Solar’s Chelmsford project for UPS is estimated to displace 66 million kilowatt hours of fossil fuel-generated electricity over 20 years — reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 46,000 metric tons. This is roughly equivalent to the greenhouse gas benefits of avoiding emissions from 114 million miles of automobile travel.

Spanning 8,000 panels across 300,000 square feet, the Chelmsford project is the latest in Key Solar’s portfolio of solar energy projects, totaling 21 MW of clean power in over 40 New England cities and towns — including Boston’s largest rooftop array, a 2.7 MW project completed in 90 days. In addition to ongoing projects, Key Solar has six New England projects in the pipeline, totaling four additional MW’s of solar expected to be completed by the second quarter of 2020. 

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