Corporations and large organizations looking to embrace clean energy have a number of compelling options today, but a community solar subscription provides a unique opportunity in scale and savings potential, while helping to green the grid in the areas they work. Berkshire Bank, the largest community bank headquartered in Massachusetts, has chosen Boston-based Nexamp as its community solar provider. By enrolling in the Nexamp community solar program via net metering agreements, this 170+ years-old institution with 130 branches across seven Northeastern states is taking an active role in the advancement of clean energy.
Nexamp operates hundreds of community solar farms that generate clean electricity fed directly to the local utility grid and allocates the value of that energy to subscribers to help reduce their monthly electric bills. Berkshire Bank is subscribing to a significant portion of the community solar farm in Hadley, Massachusetts.
Community solar continues to expand, providing options for those who want to go solar but do not have the resources or infrastructure to install panels on their property. More businesses are embracing the advantages of distributed solar, such as enhanced sustainability and reduced operational expenses.
“Corporations are increasingly prioritizing sustainability and looking for innovative ways to reduce their environmental footprint within the communities they serve,” noted Joe Fiori, Director of Business Development at Nexamp. “By integrating a mix of renewable energy, efficiency measures and other intentional programs, these organizations are able to make a real difference. And with community solar, the benefits are available to individuals as well as corporations and other organizations.”
— Solar Builder magazine