From increasing crop production and solar panel efficiency, to providing new land prospects in the face of dwindling solar project sites, to creating a sustainable, long-term food supply, there are myriad reasons why agrivoltaics, or the colocation of solar generating facilities with productive agricultural land, has grown rapidly from about 5 MW of installed solar capacity in 2012 to nearly 3 GW in 2020.
In the News
Regular readers of Solar Builder are probably familiar with the Rockport Maces Pond project, our Utility-Scale Project of the Year, which we featured in the Spring issue in a section on agrivoltaics/dual-use solar. Heck, maybe that’s why you all voted for it.
Built on a former landfill in Linden, New Jersey, Navisun’s Linden Hawk Rise community solar project, part of New Jersey’s Community Solar Energy Pilot Program, is nearly complete. The 4.5 MW project is converting previously unusable land into a productive solar farm which will bring affordable access to clean energy to about 800 residents, over half of whom are low-and moderate-income (LMI).
Navisun, a solar independent power producer, announced that its Linden Hawk Rise 4.5-MW community solar project in Union County, New Jersey, is nearing completion. Built on the city of Linden’s former landfill, this project is converting a previously unusable site into a productive solar farm that will provide more affordable clean energy access to about 800 residents in PSE&G utility territory, over half of whom are low- and moderate-income (LMI).
Navisun has completed two solar projects in Massachusetts for a total of 3.8 MW of solar power. These projects are among the first solar projects in the state to earn the new pollinator adder through Massachusetts’ SMART Program. Navisun completed two solar projects totaling 3.8 MW in Massachusetts with pollinator-friendly ground cover. Navisun Through these projects,
BlueWave Solar, a Boston-based solar developer and community solar service provider, has sold a 4.2 MW, 10-acre agrivoltaic solar project on a wild blueberry farm in Rockport, Maine, to Navisun, a solar power producer that owns and operates distributed and small utility-scale solar projects. Having successfully developed over 130 MW of solar in Massachusetts since 2010,
Solar Builder Names Editor’s Choice Award Winners for 2020: Community Standout – Navisun’s Beverly Community Solar Project
Solar Builder names Editor’s Choice Award winners for 2020 After the Solar Builder readers cast their votes to choose our annual Project of the Year winners, Solar Builder’s editor gets to pick his favorites among the Project of the Year field of nominees. In a variety of categories from the Most Resilient to the Coolest Carport, here are the 2020
Resolving Complexities in a Landfill Community Solar Project: Navisun’s Beverly Community Solar Project
Located on the outskirts of Beverly, Mass., in Essex County, the Beverly Community Solar Project was four and a half years in the making. Early challenges included waiting for an open incentive program that would make the project economically viable.
Danville Utilities Launches 14 MW Solar Project in Virginia TurningPoint Energy and Navisun LLC will construct two 5-MW AC solar projects in Pittsylvania County, Va., according to a Dec. 17 announcement. Construction of the Irish Road and Whitmell solar power plants is expected to start by the end of the year, with commissioning targeted for