Creek Path Solar Farm
The 149 kW solar farm was built on a remediated brownfield site and was completed two weeks ahead of schedule, on December 17, 2012. The project was the first new project as a result of the Rutland Solar Capital initiative, constructed on a GMP-owned 3-acre parcel on Cleveland Avenue and is adjacent to Rutland’s new Creek Path, for which the solar farm is named. The site housed an old coal-to-gas plant at the turn of the 19th Century, but sat largely vacant for several decades except for utility equipment storage. The project is part of GMP’s plan to create and inspire construction of enough solar to provide Rutland with the highest solar reliance per capita of any city in the northeast. SameSun of Vermont constructed the project enlisting the help of many of Rutland’s own students from Stafford Technical Center, who all did an outstanding job making the project a reality.