Greater Boston Food Bank


Boston, MA


260 Kilowatts

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.

Every dollar we save means we can feed more people. It’s that simple.

Catherine D’Amato, President and CEO
Greater Boston Food Bank

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



Annual Estimated Production:

341,000 Kilowatt-hours