Greenbacker Renewable Energy brought RoxWind, a 15.3-MWDC wind farm in Roxbury, Maine, to commercial operation in November.
The RoxWind project’s wind power is expected to produce nearly 50,300 MWh of annual clean energy, or enough to power approximately 4,500 homes per year. The project has also supported — and continues to provide — local clean energy jobs, including approximately 80 jobs during its construction, dozens of subcontractors for ongoing maintenance and special projects and four full-time service technicians.
The wind farm is Greenbacker’s largest sustainable infrastructure asset in Maine. Its four turbines are also the biggest in the company’s fleet, by both capacity and length, reflecting.
Each of RoxWind’s turbines can produce over 3.8 MW of wind power and has a rotor diameter of 137 meters — roughly the length of 10 full-sized school buses placed end to end.
“RoxWind is a win for all involved, delivering affordable clean power to consumers and driving a future powered by clean energy,” said Charles Wheeler, CEO of GREC. “This milestone is a testament to the Town of Roxbury’s support, and a credit to the expertise of the development teams at Palmer Capital, Solaya Energy and Horseshoe Valley Wind, with whom we look forward to partnering again.”
When it was acquired in 2020 from Palmer Capital, the to-be-constructed project in Roxbury was Greenbacker’s first asset in Maine.
“We are pleased to have partnered with GREC, with their active footprint in Maine, to construct and commission this project in the Town of Roxbury,” said Lindsay Deane-Mayer, senior VP of Palmer. “Bringing a project online is the culmination of many years of focus by the entire development team, the town and various stakeholders. We are grateful for everyone who participated in bringing this project from concept to commercial operation. This project, dedicated to our partner John G. Richardson, will generate clean energy for decades as part of his legacy of giving back to his home state.”
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