Project Description

Milliston Commons

Milliston Common is a popular retail plaza in Millis, MA, housing several dozen retail businesses including a laundromat, a grocery store, and other small businesses.

Challenge

Milliston Common uses a substantial amount of electricity to light, cool, heat, and power common areas, the parking lot, and retail partners in the plaza.

Solution

Milliston Common partnered with Solect Energy Development to put solar on four separate roofs in the plaza, in order to reduce energy costs.

Result

The 653 kW system is expected to cover 100% of the Common’s electricity demand in common areas and parking lots, as well as 100% of the electricity demand for stores Kidsturf, Twist Bakery and Café Inc., a laundromat, and the Rosenfeld Law Office, with estimated savings of over $130,000 in the first year. Milliston Common is also able to take advantage of the state and federal tax incentives and SREC program.

Fast Facts

Location: Millis, MA

Owner: Rosenfeld Law Office

System Size: 653 kW

Technical Details: Roof mounted Trina panels with DPW mounting and a Solectria inverter.

Milliston Commons

Milliston Commons