Haverhill City Hall
The City of Haverhill, located in northeastern Massachusetts on the Merrimack River, is one of the oldest historic communities in the state. It is situated in northern Essex County, is bordered by the towns of Methuen on the west, Groveland and Boxford on the south, West Newbury on the east, and the state of New Hampshire on the north. Haverhill contains almost 36 square miles of area and a wide variety of land uses, ranging from rural agricultural areas to urban areas such as the city’s historical industrial center.
The Town of Haverhill was looking to find a way to reduce their energy costs, and open up capital to distribute across the rest of their budget. In an effort to maximize the impact of their budget, they realized that committing to solar energy would save the town money, and have a positive impact on the environment.
By partnering with Solect Energy Haverhill was able to install a 540 panel system on the roof of their city hall building.
$22,000 yearly savings on electricity costs
The City of Haverhill and Solect entered into a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) through the Solect & PowerOptions Solar Program. Haverhill’s energy costs are approximately $105,500 annually. With the installation of the rooftop arrays, the city now expects to save approximately $22,000 a year.