Location: Brighton, MA
Solution: Rooftop Solar
Community Rowing Inc. (CRI) fosters ‘rowing for all’ while constantly striving to improve lives and communities by providing access to the sport of rowing to individuals regardless of ability, background, or experience.
As a nonprofit, CRI didn’t have the capital readily available to invest in a solar project but wanted to enhance its state-of-the-art headquarters, already equipped with various renewable components.
Their facility’s renewable features include a geothermal well with an underground tank storing excess rainwater for maintenance and irrigation, strategically designed louvers to optimize the supply of natural light and air, bi-folding operable vents, glass shingles, and more.
CRI opted for a PPA with Solect, facilitated by PowerOptions to install a no-cost solar array on their campus, with Solect taking care of the system management and maintenance.
$18,000 yearly savings on electricity costs
Solect owns and operates the array on Community Rowing’s prestigious headquarters and sells the power generated to CRI at a rate far below what they were paying for energy supplied by the local utility company. The PPA agreement lasts 20 years, during which CRI is projected to save over $188,000 on energy costs, boosting their efforts to enrich the community.