Location: Needham, MA
Industry: Nonprofit
Solution: Rooftop Solar

81 kW

solar capacity


savings & revenue

Temple Aliyah is an egalitarian conservative congregation in Needham, Massachusetts, with a warm and inviting atmosphere. Their congregation is dynamic and diverse, embracing people from all walks of life.


Temple Aliyah makes sincere and constant efforts to reduce the synagogue’s carbon footprints and operational costs. The motivation behind their solar implementation was to develop a healthier and cleaner community for everyone.


As a member of PowerOptions’ energy buying consortium for several years, Temple Aliyah approached them for assistance with their solar adoption. The temple signed a PPA with Solect, powered by PowerOPtions, that helps nonprofits and public entities across New England transition to solar energy.


A 92% reduction in electricity costs

The solar project comprises 265 photovoltaic (PV) panels and annually produces 85,170-kilowatt hours (kWH) of energy. The power generated covers 92% of the synagogue’s energy needs. It is projected that Temple Aliyah will save approximately $245,000 over the 20-year PPA period.