Londonderry to install 10-megawatt solar project
Solar array will be located on Auburn Road Landfill Superfund Site
Granite Apollo, a Manchester-based installer of large-scale solar energy projects, has signed a lease agreement with the Town of Londonderry to develop a solar project up to 10 megawatts at the Auburn Road Landfill Superfund Site.
The project, named Superfund Solar, will be located on approximately 200 acres of town-owned land off of Auburn Road. The lease agreement will generate over $6 million in new revenue for the town over the 40-year lease term, and produce enough clean electricity to power approximately 2,500 homes.
Granite Apollo, which was founded in 2017 by Chris Stewart and Dyn co-founder Jeremy Hitchcock, will negotiate a power purchase agreement for sale of the power within the ISO-NE marketplace.
“The Superfund Solar Project will generate clean, renewable power at competitive prices to help Granite Staters save money on their power bills,” said Chris Stewart, principal at Granite Apollo. “Well sited utility scale solar is a key part of New England’s energy future and we are excited to work with the town of Londonderry on this project.”
“This a great opportunity for the town of Londonderry,” said Kevin Smith, Londonderry town manager. “We are very happy to be working with Granite Apollo on what will be one of New Hampshire’s largest solar array projects to date. Over the last few years, Londonderry has been a leading municipality in promoting clean and efficient energy initiatives, with this latest solar project being another example of our commitment to New Hampshire’s clean tech future.”