Malden Catholic High School

For more than eighty years, Malden Catholic High School has maintained a tradition of leading students to achieve academic excellence in a Catholic, familial atmosphere. Annually, 99 percent of Malden Catholic graduates attend college. Recognized for its dedicated faculty, challenging curriculum, spiritual guidance, social outreach, and championship caliber athletic programs, Malden Catholic educates young men from more than 40 communities surrounding Boston. A Xaverian Brothers Sponsored School, Malden Catholic is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

Challenge

Malden Catholic has always been committed to operating the school responsibly, and in accordance with the values their faith espouses. As such, the advent of solar energy provided an opportunity

Solution

Malden Catholic High School entered into a Power Purchase Agreement (“PPA”) with Solect to build the array. Under the program, Solect owns and operates the solar array, and sells the power generated back to the organization at a reduced, fixed rate for a period of 20 years.

Results

55% reduction of electricity costs

The agreement not only stabilizes the school’s energy costs, but provides the energy at a lower rate through an environmentally responsible source. The solar array has more than halved the school’s energy demand from the grid, insulating them from demand hikes on the majority of their energy over the next 20 years.