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NOTICE: DPW offices at 147 Hampshire St. are open to the public, by appointment only, Monday through Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Appointments can be made by phone at 617-349-4800 or by email at theworks@cambridgema.gov. Individual staff are also available for appointments outside of these hours as needed; please contact the office with the details of your issue, and we will coordinate with the appropriate staff member. Many DPW services can be provided online, and DPW phones are staffed 24/7 to respond to urgent concerns.

Renewable Energy

Rooftop Solar Array

Renewable Energy Generation Goals

In 2015 the City set a goal of generating 5% of the electricity it uses from onsite renewable systems by 2020. With seven solar photovoltaic (PV) systems in operation and five in construction or design the City is on target to exceed the goal by 2019, one year ahead of schedule. Several additional arrays are under consideration, as the City looks beyond 2020 toward Net Zero Action Plan targets.

Chart Showing projections of exceeding 2020 goal

Existing Installed Systems Generation:

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Cumulative
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
Construction Phase:
2019 King Open & Cambridge Street Upper School and Community Complex Project 1,324 1,312,696 2,520 2,612,656
Design Phase:
2020 Taylor Square Fire House 24 TBD
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