Massachusetts Hospital To Benefit From New Community Solar Project

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Solar energy solutions provider Nexamp Inc. has completed its 25th community solar project in Massachusetts.

Located on the Webster campus of Harrington HealthCare System, the facility was recently approved for operations after having completed construction at the end of 2017.

Through the commonwealth’s net metering program, Harrington HealthCare will see direct savings and lower operating costs for the hospital’s energy expenses, says Nexamp. Additionally, dozens of nearby residents will earn electricity cost-savings of 15% per year by subscribing to the project through Nexamp’s Solarize My Bill community solar program. Over the lifetime of the project, the hospital and surrounding community are expected to save well over $1 million, according to Nexamp’s estimates.

“Our involvement with this solar project is, in many respects, a natural extension of our commitment to providing reliable services to Webster and the surrounding community,” says Thomas Sullivan, chief financial officer of Harrington HealthCare. “The monthly savings from Nexamp will result in a direct and meaningful benefit to the patients we serve and the system’s bottom line.”

With 4,199 solar panels installed, the 1.048 MW facility will generate approximately 1.299 million kWh per year and more than 25 million kWh over its lifetime.

“Each new community solar project in the commonwealth is a testament to the thoughtful design of Massachusetts’ solar policies to date and an opportunity to fulfill the shared mission to expand access to the benefits of solar energy,” says Zaid Ashai, CEO of Nexamp. “It’s especially rewarding, and doubly impactful, when we’re able to do so in partnership with a provider of critical community services like Harrington HealthCare.”

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