Town of Shapleigh Salt and Sand Facility – Shapleigh, ME
By the numbers:
System size: 68 kilowatts (198 solar panels)
System output: 91,207 kilowatt-hours/year
CO₂ reduction: 96,041 pounds/year
198 solar panels in a ground mounted grid-tied array at the Town of Shapleigh Salt and Sand facility produce roughly 91,207 kilowatt-hours of electricity each year, offsetting the equivalent of over 157,600 miles driven in a gas-powered car.
Shapleigh went solar in November of 2017, and each year will produce enough energy to cover 90-100% of the municipal electric load. They financed the array through a Power Purchase Agreement to go solar at no upfront cost to the town, and will have the option to buy the array at a significantly reduced price after a period of time to own all the solar power generated outright.