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DSD Completes Two Solar Canopy Installations at Brewster’s Captains Golf Course, Part of 16-Project Portfolio on Cape Cod
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. — October 6, 2021 — Distributed Solar Development (DSD), in partnership with the Cape and Vineyard Electric Cooperative (CVEC), has completed the installation of two carport solar canopies, totaling 1.763 MW, and a 892 kWh energy storage system at the Brewster’s Captains Golf Course and Driving Range on Cape Cod. The installations will generate enough power for 266 homes annually and offset 1,462 metric tons of carbon emissions each year.
“It’s wonderful to see a project of this size and importance to Brewster residents be completed on time and on budget,” said Maria Marasco, Esq., CVEC’s Executive Director. “Brewster is one of CVEC’s 25 municipal members across the Cape, Island and South Coast which asked CVEC to oversee project development.”
“These projects build on the success of Massachusetts’ efforts to expand its solar capacity,” says Tim Magner, Senior Director of Project Origination at DSD. “Our collaboration with CVEC and local municipalities truly demonstrates the power solar has to reduce energy costs for residents and businesses across the region. We are looking forward to making the rest of the portfolio operational and sharing the benefits of clean, renewable energy with many more across Cape Cod.”
Carport solar canopies at the Brewster’s Captains Golf Course and Driving Range on Cape Cod
Two other sites in the portfolio are also operational. The Sandwich Police Department installation includes two carport solar canopies, totaling 201.69 kW, extending over the station parking lot. The system generates 217,211 kWh a year, reducing the town’s annual carbon footprint by approximately 154 metric tons of CO2e.
“It’s wonderful to see a project of this size and importance to Brewster residents be completed on time and on budget,”
The second site is a 239.49 kW rooftop solar system at Monomoy High School, installed in cooperation with the Town of Harwich. The system generates 282,200 kWh per year, avoiding approximately 200 metric tons of carbon emissions annually.
The 12 remaining projects in the portfolio, eight of which include energy storage systems, are in the development and construction phases. The projects are located at eight different schools, a golf course, and a landfill. Six are carport installations, four are rooftop, and two are ground-mounted.
DSD CVEC Sandwich Police Canopy
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