Greater Boston Food Bank

Location:

Boston, MA

Size:

260 Kilowatts

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Solar Frees Up More Dollars for Doing Good

In 2010, Nexamp worked with Boston Community Capital to build a 200-kilowatt solar array on the rooftop of the Greater Boston Food Bank’s distribution facility. The food bank, which purchases all electricity produced by the project, reduced its energy costs by $20,000 in the first year alone.Nexamp expanded the system in 2013 to 260 kilowatts to further cut the food bank’s operating expenses. This enables the non-profit food bank to devote more resources to its mission of ending hunger in the community.

Project Benefits

  • Powers approximately 13% of the food bank’s electricity demand

  • Significant cost savings for the non-profit

  • Further reduces the LEED facility’s carbon footprint

Energy User:

Greater Boston Food Bank

Application:

Rooftop

Annual Estimated Production:

341000 Kilowatt-hours