Brockton Brightfield in Brockton, Massachusetts is one of the largest solar power plants in New England. Consisting of 1,395 photovoltaic panels on a 3.7-acre (1.5 ha) site, it has a maximum output of 425 kilowatts. It was officially opened on October 26, 2006.
The site is said to be the largest "brightfield" in the U.S. "Brightfield" is a term for an abandoned industrial site that has been turned into a solar-power facility. It is a portmanteau of the words "bright" and "brownfield", the latter referring to abandoned (often polluted) industrial sites that have been redeveloped.
It was the largest photovoltaic site in New England for several years, but was surpassed by several utility-owned sites in 2010.
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