Location: Medford, MA
Industry: Municipal
Solution: Rooftop Solar

235 kW

solar capacity


savings & revenue

Founded in 1630, Medford is the fourth oldest English settlement in America. Established as a city in 1892, Medford is one of the oldest settlements in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the US.


US cities and towns strive to maximize their budget utilization to deliver the best possible services and support for their residents. The City of Medford, known for its diligence and success, retrofitted its then-recently built DPW facility with a solar energy system.


The city of Medford leveraged its relationship with PowerOptions and signed a PPA with Solect Energy to install a no-cost solar array on their facility. According to the contract, Solect installed, owns, and maintains the solar project and sells the power produced to the town at a fixed and reduced rate.


An $11,000 annual reduction in electricity costs

The array is estimated to cover approximately 100% of the DPW’s energy needs and generate $275,000 in savings over the 25-year agreement period.