MRRA Brunswick Landing – Brunswick, ME

A 1.5 Megawatt (over 4,500 panels) solar array at Brunswick Landing will power 13% of the energy needs for the self-contained micro-grid supplying energy to almost 2 million square feet of commercial and industrial space at the site of Brunswick’s former Naval air base. The array will produce roughly 1,970,780 kilowatt-hours or 1.9 megawatt hours of electricity each year, offsetting the equivalent of over 3.4 million miles driven in a gas-powered car.

Brunswick Landing is managed by Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority, with the mission to transition former military base properties to civilian uses. The solar project joins existing electricity generation assets, including a 1 megawatt anaerobic digester. Powering Brunswick Landing with renewable energy sources allows them to provide electricity at a lower cost than traditional energy sources, thereby helping the businesses located there to be more competitive in the market.

By the numbers:

System size: 1.5 megawatts (4,576 solar panels)
System output: 1,970,780 kilowatt-hours/yr
CO₂ reduction: 2,075,231 pounds/yr