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Proposed solar sites

The following is a list of locations where municipal solar arrays have been proposed through a program facilitated by the Hampshire Council of Governments. Other communities where sites are being considered include Ashfield, Buckland, Erving, Gill, Middlefield, North Brookfield, Sheffield, Ware and Wilbraham.


Belchertown High School, 262 to 562 kw

Wastewater treatment plant, 220 kw

Swift River Elementary, 149 to 275 kw

Land behind the elementary school, 201 kw


Pettingill Field, 1,100 kw

Public Safety Complex, 57 kw


Capped landfill, 2,044 to 2,051 kw


Tilton Town Farm, 1,060 kw


Hadley Elementary School, 144 kw

Hopkins Academy, 163 kw


Littleville Elementary School, 205 kw

Library land, 79 kw

Gateway Regional High School, 312 to 1,064 kw


Capped landfill, 749 kw

South Hadley

Department of Public Works building, 96 kw

Michael Smith Elementary School, 520 kw

Mosier Elementary School, 165 to 329 kw

Plains Elementary School, 201 kw

Town Hall, 265 kw


William E. Norris School, 124 kw


Hampshire Regional High School, 257 to 290 kw

Westhampton Elementary School, 51 kw

Capped landfill, 608 kw


Water department land, 801 to 878 kw



Local communities to consider proposals for municipal solar arrays

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Twenty area communities will be considering proposals to construct solar arrays on municipal land in the coming months, thanks to support from the Hampshire Council of Governments. “It’s a highly ambitious project, and definitely unique and unprecedented in terms of the scale of it,” said Eric Weiss, the council’s sustainability director. The council is working with three Massachusetts solar companies …

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