Ameresco completes solar facilities to provide 25% of the power needs of the Town of Wayland, MA

Written By: Stratton Report
December 5, 2016


On December 5, Ameresco, Inc. announced the completion of four recently completed solar facilities for the Town of Wayland, Massachusetts.

According to Ameresco, the facilities include three solar canopies at the High School, Middle School and Town Building, and a roof top system at the Department of Public Works building. Per the firm, these will generate enough electricity to offset roughly twenty five percent of the town’s municipal electric needs and generate a financial savings of over $100,000 per year for Wayland.

Dan Knapik, Director of the Green Communities Division at the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources noted: “With the passage of the Green Communities Act of 2008, the Commonwealth established an opportunity for municipalities to blaze a new path in the clean energy field. Wayland was one of our earliest designations as a Green Community and I am pleased to see the town utilize the powerful opportunity provided by an energy management services program. With their partner, Ameresco, the Town will not only be generating clean renewable solar energy from an innovative project, they will also experience a significant guaranteed financial savings.”

Ani Krishnan, Interim Manager of Clean Energy, Metropolitan Area Planning Council observed:

“Municipalities across Massachusetts have been reaping the financial and environmental benefits that come with incorporating renewable energy into their fuel mix. We are pleased to have provided Wayland with the mechanism to partner with Ameresco through our regional procurement program and build these exceptional projects.”

Jim Walker, Vice President, Solar, Ameresco remarked: “We are delighted to have worked with the Town of Wayland and its dedicated volunteers on the Energy Committee to realize their vision for creating a sustainable community. Our solar photovoltaic projects on schools, municipal buildings and parking lot canopies are a source of pride within the community. Even better, the sustainable energy projects deliver electricity cost savings to support other municipal and school budget priorities.”