FireFlower Alternative Energy has partnered with Xaverian Brothers High School to build a rooftop solar array in Westwood, Massachusetts. The solar array covers approximately 32,000 square feet of rooftop and has a capacity of 326 kilowatts. It will create approximately 378,000 kilowatt hours of electricity annually, enough power to offset nearly 25% of the annual electricity consumption on site.
Xaverian Brothers High School enlisted the expertise of FireFlower Alternative Energy to research, design and implement construction of the project. Entrepreneur Kathleen C. Doyle founded FireFlower Alternative Energy in 2008. Doyle has extensive expertise in solar, wind and biofuel development, combined with over 20 years’ experience in commercial real estate.
Of the Xaverian Brothers High School project, Doyle said, “The school is securing its power prices on a long-term basis and has already begun generating clean, renewable energy, achieving greater energy independence now and in the future. A system of this size will generate over 9,410,450 kilowatt hours (kWhs) over its lifetime of 25 years. That is equal to avoiding the emission of 6,613 metric tons of carbon dioxide, or the burning of 744,170 gallons of gasoline.
The Xaverian Brothers High School solar array is net metered and interconnected to the grid, generating renewable power with an estimated annual market value of over $152,000. Additionally, the sale of Solar Renewable Energy Certificates (SRECs), created by the state to help incentivize solar development in Massachusetts, will generate income to help finance the system for the high school.
MassAmerican was a key player in the design and installation of the new solar array, completing this project on time and on budget.
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