Brockton Area Arc, a non-profit organisation servicing children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Brockton, Massachusetts, has partnered with Solect Energy and PowerOptions to install a 76.8-kW solar energy system on the roof of its facility. The array consists of 200 PV panels, which are projected to produce 86,000 kWh of energy annually. The Brockton Area Arc anticipates the array will generate nearly 100% of its annual electricity, for a projected yearly savings of more than $15,000.
John J. Lynch, Executive Director at Brockton Area Arc., said,
“When Solect Energy reached out to us about pursuing a solar conversion, switching to renewable energy hadn’t been on our radar. Solect made a compelling argument for the substantial benefits that we would accrue with a commitment to solar. With their proven expertise and excellent customer references, coupled with their relationship with PowerOptions we were confident we were moving forward with the right partner. We have been impressed with both organizations’ professionalism and their shared commitment to local philanthropy.”
The Brockton Area Arc will receive power at a fixed rate under a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) negotiated by PowerOptions.
Chad Couture, Director of Business Development at Solect Energy, said,
“The Brockton Area Arc, although not initially seeking solar, quickly grasped the financial benefits that a solar array, especially one financed through a PPA, offered their organization. The array will produce nearly 100 percent of their energy needs, which will mean a substantial reduction in their utility expenses. The savings of approximately $15,000 a year will translate into increased funding for the valuable programs they offer to the community.”
PowerOptions President and CEO Cynthia Arcate, said,
“At PowerOptions, our mission is to help nonprofits save time and money on energy, so more resources can be directed toward serving communities. In addition to cost predictability and savings, The Brockton Area Arc implemented their solar project without the need for any up-front costs or on-going maintenance responsibilities.”
Source: Solar Industry