CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) - The city of Chicopee could soon be home to a new solar farm.
Boston-based Citizens Energy wants to put up 10 thousand solar panels on a 30 acre parcel near Memorial Drive and Pendleton Ave. Chicopee Electric Light Company would buy the energy.
Mayor Michael Bissonnette says it could potentially serve 25 hundred to three thousand homes. "This is a smart growth issue, it's a natural issue, it's a clean energy issue and we're just happy to be a part of it."
Bissonnette says he hopes the farm to be up and online by the spring. The land is currently owned by the Saint Stanislaus Cemetery.