Renewable Energy

Paul Lyle on Frazier Building roof with PV panels
The City has installed a number of photovoltaic solar systems on the roofs of municipal buildings to increase utilization of renewable energy resources and reduce dependence on fossil fuels. By designing new construction to support solar arrays and making use of existing roofs that are solar compatible, the City continues to make strides toward its Green Communities and Net Zero Action Plan goals.

The list below highlights the locations and sizes of the City’s existing photovoltaic solar systems.

  • Sullivan Water Treatment Facility, 250 Fresh Pond Parkway, 170 kW, January 2016
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. School, 100 Putnam Ave, 597.6 kW, installed December 2015 
  • Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, 459 Broadway, 31.4 kW, installed October 2011
  • DPW Frazier Administration Building, 147 Hampshire St, 2 kW, installed April 2010
  • Frisoli Youth Center, 61 Willow St, 3.3 kW, installed April 2010
  • Russell Youth and Community Center, 680 Huron Ave, 9.6 kW, installed April 2009
  • City Hall Annex, 344 Broadway, 26.5 kW, installed May 2004

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