Solect Energy Development has installed a 148 kW solar photovoltaic power system for the Longfellow Clubs, a fitness center in Wayland, Mass.
The 564-panel array is installed on the roof of the 75,000 square-foot facility. It is expected to generate over 180 MWh of electricity per year, covering at least 21% of the club's electricity needs. Longfellow worked with a third-party investor to finance the project and benefits from significantly reduced electricity rates.
‘We knew from the beginning that we wanted our business to be as sustainable as possible,’ says Laury Hammel, founder of the Longfellow Club. ‘We've always been interested in solar, and working with Solect has made the process as smooth and seamless as it could be.’
Hammel and co-owner Myke Farricker have undertaken several initiatives to reduce electricity and water use at the company's five locations, as well as reduce the clubs' waste output.