Fidelity Investments Begins Operating On-Campus Solar Farm
Fidelity Investments, a New England Council member, has begun operation of its first on-campus solar farm. The new 12-acre solar farm, and will supply Fidelity’s Merrimack, NH, campus with 16-percent of its annual energy needs.
The solar array is composed of 346 ground-mounted solar array racks containing 8,640, 360-watt modules. With 50 percent of Fidelity’s carbon footprint consisting of electricity use within buildings, the company is trying to increase its use of renewable energy. Fidelity has also pursued other sustainability programs, such as including low-emission priority parking, bird boxes, walking trails, and a project to reduce pollutants in a pond on the campus.
Joe Murray, Vice President of Government Relations and Public Affairs at Fidelity, said, “It has become imperative as a business that we take sustainability seriously, and our customers and our clients demand that of us. . . This is something that is such a home run with our employees.”
The Council applauds Fidelity’s commitment to sustainability, and for being a leader in New England on the issue.