Location: Wayland, MA
Industry: Athletic Facilities
Solution: Rooftop Solar
The Longfellow Club is one of New England’s largest fitness clubs, known as one of the greenest in America.
Owners Laury Hammel and Myke Farricker wanted to establish their business as a sustainable enterprise without affecting their budget.
The Longfellow Club partnered with Solect and signed a PPA with Cedar Solar LLC, a third-party investor that owns the physical system and sells the produced solar power back to the club at a significantly reduced rate for a predetermined period.
A 21% reduction in electricity costs
The 148 kW rooftop solar system generates over 180,000 kWh of solar energy annually, covering at least 21% of the club’s electricity needs. Through the PPA, the investor, Cedar Solar, LLC paid all capital costs, enabling the club to receive clean energy supply at a reduced and stabilized rate. In return, Cedar Solar benefitted from the state and federal incentives offered to solar owners.