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July 9, 2014

Hub firm launches Winchendon solar installation

Boston-based solar energy provider Nexamp has opened a 2.3-megawatt project in Winchendon that it says will generate “tens of thousands” of dollars in new tax revenue for the town over the next 20 years.

The ground-mounted installation will provide energy for the Chelmsford and North Chelmsford water districts and their residents as part of a long-term solar power purchasing agreement. The installation is located on the 30-acre site of a former sand pit, adjacent to Winchendon's salvage yard, according to a statement from Nexamp.

"Nexamp's deep local experience and breadth of project expertise was key in driving this project to completion," said Bob O'Keefe, chairman of the Winchendon Board of Selectmen, in a statement. “They came in with the vision, plan and capabilities to make it happen when other developers who were offered similar opportunities could not get the projects off the ground.”

“We're excited to have turned what was essentially wasted land into a clean, productive, revenue-generating asset for our town."

The extra tax revenue will fund a number of projects, including a redesign of the town library's main entrance to make it wheelchair accessible, the statement said.

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