Brandeis University, a Massachusetts-based private research university, recently partnered with Dynamic Energy Solutions LLC, a full-service solar energy solutions provider, to install a 212 kW solar system atop the university’s Goldfarb Library building in Waltham, Mass. The system is expected to save Brandeis an estimated $105,000 in energy costs over the term of the power purchase agreement (PPA).
“Renewable energy is a critical component of Brandeis’ commitment to social justice. By reducing the need for fossil energy, we help reduce our contribution to climate change and other environmental impacts that negatively affect the world’s most vulnerable communities the most,” says Mary Fischer, manager of sustainability programs for Brandeis.
The solar array is expected to generate nearly 271,000 kWh of energy in its first year. Dynamic Energy will own, operate, and manage the system and sell the project’s energy to Brandeis through a PPA.
“Dynamic Energy is proud to partner with Brandeis University on their journey toward a sustainable future,” says Brett Thibodeau, president and COO of Dynamic Energy.
Solar is one of the many sustainability efforts of the Brandeis Climate Action Plan. Brandeis’ short-term goals are to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions at least 10% by fiscal-year 2018 and 15% by fiscal-year 2020. Brandeis is on track to meet its fiscal-year 2018 goal.