PowerOptions to Provide Solar Energy System for Brockton Non-Profit
NEC Member PowerOptions has partnered with Solect Energy to finance, install, and service a 76.8-kW solar energy system on the roof of non-profit Brockton Area Arc’s facility. Based in Boston, MA, PowerOptions is a nonprofit energy buying consortium that delivers cost savings and predictability to nonprofits and the public sector in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island.
The Brockton Area Arc anticipates that the array, consisting of 200 PV panels projected to produce 86,000 kWh of energy annually, will generate nearly 100% of its annual electricity. Projected yearly savings of more than $15,000 will be redirected toward expanding programs and services for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. The non-profit offers its community family support, recreation, employment, community-based day supports, and day habilitation. The Brockton Area Arc will be able to install the solar array with no up-front costs thanks to Solect financing, installing, and servicing the solar array while the non-profit receives the power generated at a fixed rate for a period of 20 years under a power purchase agreement negotiated by PowerOptions.
“At PowerOptions, our mission is to help nonprofits save time and money on energy, so more resources can be directed toward serving communities . . . In addition to cost predictability and savings, The Brockton Area Arc implemented their solar project without the need for any up-front costs or on-going maintenance responsibilities,” said Cynthia Arcate, President and CEO of PowerOptions.