Worcester Academy

Location:

Worcester, MA

Size:

92 Kilowatts

Project Name

Live

Bringing Solar Savings to Private Education

In 2010, we designed and constructed this 92-kilowatt photovoltaic system on three dormitory rooftops at Worcester Academy. The system provides the school with clean energy at predictable costs over the long term while achieving its sustainability commitments. The system also plays an important role in the curriculum, providing students with a firsthand view of the advantages of solar power.Through its strategic partnership with Nexamp and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Worcester Academy helped the state achieve its goal of installing 250 megawatts of solar capacity statewide four years early.

Project Benefits

  • Arrays double as a teaching tool with real-time performance monitoring

  • Stabilizes school’s long-term operating costs

  • Leads the community in embracing more sustainable practices

Application:

Rooftop

Annual Estimated Production:

120563 Kilowatt-hours

Annual CO2 Reduction:

164,200 Pounds