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Boston Company Plans Region’s Largest Solar Array

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The solar project will cover approximately 15 acres of the 40 acre Canton Landfill  (credit: Southern Sky Renewable Energy)

The solar project will cover approximately 15 acres of the 40 acre Canton Landfill (credit: Southern Sky Renewable Energy)

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BOSTON (AP) — A Boston-based renewable energy company is pledging to open the region’s biggest solar power array on a former landfill in Canton.

Officials at Southern Sky Renewable Energy said Monday that the 5.6 megawatt solar photovoltaic facility will be the largest of its kind in New England when completed.

The company said it’s already received final approval from the Canton Board of Selectmen and is negotiating a distribution agreement with NStar.

Once that’s completed it should take about six to nine months to build the facility. The company said the solar panels will have minimal impact on the environment and neighboring properties.

Massachusetts Secretary of Energy Richard Sullivan said the plant will generate enough electricity to power more than 750 homes.

(© Copyright 2010 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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