Project Description

Roxbury Latin School

Roxbury Latin, the oldest independent boys’ school in the country, has installed a 137 kW solar photovoltaic (PV) renewable energy system on the roof of its Albert H. Gordon Field House. Through a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA), Solect will provide electricity to Roxbury Latin at reduced rates, and after 15 years, Roxbury Latin will own the system outright. Electricity generated from the system will be used to power the Gordon Field House and the McNay Wrestling Palaistra, and electricity generated in excess of what is required at those two facilities will be routed to the school’s HVAC system, further reducing the school’s energy costs. The School is projected to save just under $100,000 over the 15-year lease term. The installation has also provided an addition to Roxbury Latin’s curriculum; an interactive kiosk located in the Bauer Science Center outside the Physics Lab will provide access to a continuous data stream measuring the solar panel output and also weather information from a rooftop weather station. Faculty members will tie the information gleaned from the solar PV system into the science curriculum to help students better understand the process behind solar energy.

Fast Facts

Location: West Roxbury, MA

Owner: Solar Energy Partners, LLC

System Size: 137 KW

Number of Panels: 560

Technical Details

Roof-mounted system BenQ Solar panels, Ecolibrium Ecofoot 2 mounting hardware and Solectria inverters. All of the equipment was made in the USA.