The second Brookfield Orchards project was much larger, and would be placed further out in the back of the property where none of the orchard customers could have view of the solar project.
We worked in conjunction with one of the orchard neighbors that also had 150 acres of neighboring farm land. Offering both land owners leases, we utilized 50 acres combined and offered both property owners 45 years of long term lease income.
Ultimately the project was built as a 9MW fixed tilt project, with 45 acres of panels. During planning and construction we worked with the North Brookfield planning board to put in place a solar conservation restriction on the two farms ensuring that a significant portion of the remaining land stays solar free.
Our Brookfield Orchards project employees one of the largest battery storage systems to date in Massachusetts, and provides power to the grid in the evening exactly when its needed most.