Encore worked with Long View Forest, an employee-owned forest management and contracting company, on a 745 kilowattpeak (kWp) community solar array at the Long View Forest headquarters on Ferry Road in Hartland, VT. The project is on a remediated “brownfield” property formerly used as a saw mill and lumber treatment facility. Long View selected Encore as its turnkey partner to develop and construct the project based on Encore’s proven track record of reclaiming undervalued real estate for community-scale solar photovoltaic systems.
The solar project is expected to produce approximately 900,000 kWh per year, enough to power approximately 125 homes annually. The solar array was a critical part of Long View’s plan to redevelop the brownfield site as a “forestry business park”, which has added numerous local forestry sector jobs and increased the size of the local tax base in addition to generating renewable power.
The project is generating savings for Mascoma Bank as well as the Montshire Museum of Science located in Norwich, VT. Together, Mascoma and the Montshire Museum of Science will realize approximately $700,000 of savings on their electricity bills over the 25-year term of the agreement. The project was commissioned in December 2018.« Return to Project Gallery