Boston Solar, an award-winning solar installer based in Woburn, MA, has recently contracted as the solar provider for Centerboard, a Lynn, MA-based nonprofit human services organization and one of the largest housing providers in the state.
In a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Centerboard, Boston Solar will coordinate the design and construction of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems for 15 individual projects, which includes solar installations on 14 housing units in Lynn, MA and one housing unit in Roxbury, MA.
Centerboard has been providing family shelter for over 20 years and has grown to be one of the largest housing providers in the state. Centerboard is a referral only shelter organization, which means families are referred to them through the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), the state agency that manages the Emergency Assistance shelter program.
Boston Solar will be responsible for installation, operation and maintenance of the solar PV systems. Sungage Financial will handle project financing.
“We are grateful and excited to be working with Boston Solar,” said Mark DeJoie, CEO of Centerboard. “Solar is the future and this will help save on electricity costs so we can continue providing care to families in Lynn and Essex County. We are proud to be working with Boston Solar.”
“We are very pleased to have been awarded the Centerboard contract,” said Daniel Mello Guimaraes, Boston Solar’s CEO. “The advantage of a power purchase agreement is that the nonprofit does not have any upfront costs and they are able to get a locked in, reduced rate for up to 25 years. It’s win-win.”
Centerboard’s mission is to revitalize the community by investing in its people and places. The organization supports families and young people through housing, access to employment, education and financial empowerment. For more information, visit https://centerboard.org
About Boston Solar
Locally owned and operated, Boston Solar has installed more than 30 megawatts (MW) of solar, powering thousands of homes in Massachusetts, since its founding in 2011. Boston Solar is dedicated to providing superior products, exceptional customer service, and the highest quality workmanship in residential and commercial installations throughout the state. With 4,500+ residential and commercial solar installations completed, Boston Solar has become the most experienced local solar installer.
Boston Solar has been honored with the 2020 Guildmaster Award from GuildQuality for demonstrating exceptional customer service within the residential construction industry. For five consecutive years, Boston Solar has been recognized as a Top Solar Contractor by Solar Power World magazine. The company has also made Boston Business Journal’s “Largest Clean Energy Companies in Massachusetts” List. Boston Solar is a member of Solar Energy Business Association of New England (SEBANE). The company is headquartered at 55 Sixth Road, Woburn, MA 01801. For more information, call David Remillard at Boston Solar, 617-858-1645 ext. 225 or visit https://www.bostonsolar.us