Green Mountain Power has received a Certificate of Public Good from the state of Vermont to build a nearly 1,000-panel solar array on property it owns in Berlin, Vermont.

The project will have a generating capacity of approximately 200kW of electricity. It will be Green Mountain Power’s third solar installation. In early 2009, the company completed a 58kW array that provides power for its Westminster service center. It also has a 4kW solar array at its Colchester headquarters.

The solar panels will be installed on a fixed, ground-mounted system, covering approximately one acre of land. Work is expected to begin in the next few weeks and be completed by the end of this summer.

Mary Powell, president and CEO of Green Mountain Power, said: “This project is an important part of our overall energy and climate strategy to increase the amount of renewable energy generation in our state. Using renewables benefits our customers by supplying them with low-carbon emission, low-cost and highly reliable energy sources.”

As part of this strategy, Green Mountain Power will soon file for approval of its Kingdom Community wind project, which will generate up to 63MW of renewable wind power in Lowell, Vermont, the company said.