Location: Framingham, MA
Solution: Rooftop Solar
For more than 55 years, the MetroWest YMCA has driven community welfare across the region and helped Framingham and the surrounding towns to thrive. Annually more than 20,000 children, adults, and seniors living and working in MetroWest communities are served by this organization. Additionally, it offers skill-building activities and leadership development opportunities to the youth.
The organization explored ways to control the rising energy costs stemming from features like indoor pools and their modern early-education center and wellness areas. They decided to switch to solar to optimize energy savings and foster the development of a cleaner and greener community.
MetroWest signed a PPA with Solect, supported by PowerOptions.
According to the contract, Solect Energy installed, owns, and operates the solar array on the organization’s roof. In exchange, it sells the power generated back to the organization at a fixed rate for 20 years as stipulated by the contract.
A 13% reduction in electricity costs
MetroWest YMCA anticipates the array to cover up to 13% of its facility’s annual electricity demand and save more than $10,000 annually. Switching to solar significantly enhanced their commitment to sustainability, encouraging them to explore further opportunities to install solar projects for their other facilities.