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Green Mtn Power and Green Lantern Solar Partner for Solar+Storage site

Eden Shullenberger

Green Lantern Solar has finished the development and construction of a 6.7-MW solar array and 2-MWh battery storage facility in Essex, Vermont. Green Lantern Solar managed the permitting and constructed the project on behalf of Vermont’s largest utility, Green Mountain Power. The GMP Essex Solar/Storage project is the largest solar + storage facility in the area. The project is the cornerstone of GMP’s utility-wide renewables and grid resiliency initiative.

The Essex project, consisting of 18,326 solar panels and a Tesla Powerpack battery system, sits atop an approximately 30-acre, former sand extraction pit. Green Lantern began construction in the spring of 2019 and the project started generating power in August. The project was completed ahead of schedule and under budget.

“We are very pleased with how this project came together. It was a great opportunity to work collaboratively with Green Mountain Power on a facility that will make a significant contribution toward Vermont’s 2050 clean energy goals,” Luke Shullenberger, President Green Lantern Solar.