The Gardner News: City officials praise benefits of solar

January 28th, 2022

The Gardner News detailed the sale of BlueHub Energy's solar field to Sunwealth. 

“The good thing about the solar project is that whatever revenue the city gains, there’s very little expense on the city side,” said City Councilor Ron Cormier, who is chairman of the Gardner Redevelopment Authority. “We don’t have to maintain roads, we’re not providing school services, we’re not even providing water and sewer, really. It’s rather passive use of the land, and we’re being green by encouraging these types of projects.”

BlueHub transformed what was a barren brownfield site into a solar field sporting a 3,287-panel, one-megawatt ground-mounted solar array in 2014. The system generates 1.2 million kilowatt hours per year, enough to serve 165 homes. 

Read The Gardner News story.