Renewable Energy

Rooftop Solar Array

Renewable Energy Generation Goals

In 2015, the City set a goal of generating 5% of municipal electricity use from onsite renewable systems by 2020. By the end of 2020 the City installed 2.5 megawatts of onsite solar capacity.

In 2020, onsite renewable systems generated 6.5% of municipal electricity use which surpassed the projected 5%. Several additional arrays are under consideration, as the City looks beyond 2020 toward Net Zero Action Plan targets.


 

Existing Installed Systems Generation:

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Year Project Capacity (kW) Projected PV Annual Electricity Production (kWh) PV Installed Capacity (kW) Projected PV Electricity Production (kWh)
2004 City Hall Annex 27 22,707 27 22,707
2009 Russell Youth and Community Center 10 11,992 36 34,699
2010 DPW Frazier Building&Frisoli Youth Center 5 6,885 41 41,584
2011 Cambridge Rindge & Latin High School 31 37,892 73 79,476
2015 Martin Luther King, Jr. School 592 667,000 664 746,476
2016 Sullivan Water Treatment Facility 171 180,510 836 926,986
2017 Citywide Senior Center (12kW) &Kennedy Longfellow School(174kW) 186 213,554 1,022 1,140,540
2018 Fletcher Maynard Academy(97kW),Main Library(61kW), 859 Mass Ave (16 kW) 174 159,420 1,196 1,299,960
2019 King Open & Cambridge Street Upper School and Community Complex Project 1324 1,312,696 2,520 2,612,656
2020 Taylor Square Fire House 24 28,625 2,544 2,641,281
Construction Phase:
2022 The Foundry Works Building 120 137,892
Design Phase:
2023 DPW Ryan Garage & Simard Maintenance Building TBD TBD
2024 Fire Headquarters TBD TBD
2025 Tobin Montessori & Vassal Lane Upper Schools Complex TBD TBD

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