Brockton Area Arc

The Brockton Area Arc is a non-profit local chapter of The Arc, a national advocacy organization, and The Arc Massachusetts. Our mission is to work in partnership with, and for, the community to provide advocacy, information, and direct services for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families. Our services provide choice and empowerment while supporting individuals as they strive to realize their personal goals. We promote independence, respect, and dignity. We fulfill this mission by advocating on a local, state and national level for the rights and general welfare of children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.


When Solect Energy reached out to us about pursuing a solar conversion, switching to renewable energy hadn’t been on our radar. Solect made a compelling argument for the substantial benefits that we would accrue with a commitment to solar. With their proven expertise and excellent customer references, coupled with their relationship with PowerOptions we were confident we were moving forward with the right partner.


The Brockton Area Arc was able to install the solar array with no up-front costs through PowerOptions & Solect’s Solar Program. Under the program, Solect Energy financed, installed, and will service the solar array on their roof, while The Arc receives the power generated at a fixed rate for a period of 20 years under a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) negotiated by PowerOptions.


$15,000 reduction of electricity costs

The Brockton Area Arc anticipates the array will generate nearly 100 percent of its annual electricity, for a projected yearly savings of more than $15,000. The yearly $15,000 in anticipated savings from the solar array will be redirected toward expanding programs and services for the Arc community.