Community Solar Farm
Our partnership with BlueWave Solar
We’ve partnered with a team of solar energy experts at BlueWave to build a solar farm on our property.
Why? We like solar energy. It’s clean. It’s green. And by hosting a farm on our property, we get to share the power of solar energy with you.
How? This isn’t just a regular solar farm. It’s a Community Solar Farm, which means you can sign up for a Community Solar Share of the energy to lower your electricity bill and your carbon footprint.
Where? The Community Solar Farm sits atop the capped landfill area just off Powissett Street.
When? Now. This project is expected to fill quickly due to its size and location. As a Hale community member, you have an opportunity to get a Community Solar Share.
Your electricity bill
When you sign up for a Community Solar Share you get a boost of solar energy for your home, at a discount, without actually having to install the panels on your roof. There is no up-front cost.
Here’s how it works: when your Community Solar Share is generating energy, you receive credit on your regular utility bill, just like you would if you were generating solar energy on your rooftop. You pay 10% less for those credits; for every $10 in Community Solar Share credit you receive, you pay $9 to the Community Solar Farm through BlueWave.
Since the farm is going to be there for twenty years, each Community Solar Share lasts for twenty years. If you need to move and do so within the utility service area, you can take your Community Solar Share with you. If you move outside the utility service area, all you need to do is find someone local to take your share.