Location: Malden, MA
Solution: Rooftop Solar
Malden Catholic High School has been training students in a Catholic academic atmosphere for over 80 years. Recognized for its dedicated faculty, enriching curriculum, spiritual guidance, social outreach, and athletic programs, Malden Catholic educates young men from more than 40 communities across the state. A Xaverian Brothers-sponsored School, Malden Catholic is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.
Like many other big schools, Malden Catholic experienced increasing operating expenses, boosted by volatile energy costs, among many other factors. They decided to go solar to reduce their energy expenses and champion environmental wellness.
Malden Catholic High School signed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Solect to build their array. According to the contract, Solect installed and now owns and operates the solar array and sells the power generated back to the organization at a reduced and fixed rate.
A 55% reduction in electricity costs
The solar array has more than halved the school’s energy demand from the grid, insulating them from demand hikes for the decades to come.