Municipal Solar Installations - Summary

2011-2014 Solar Projects:

Sullivan Middle School's roof solar arrayThe City has installed 597 kW DC of solar capacity at 4 municipal sites between 2011-2014, using a combination of grant funding available for solar projects at schools and water filtration plants, as well as the municipal ESPC funding mechanism. Click here for sustainability profiles on each of these installations. 

2015 - 2016 School Solar Projects:

Burncoat High School's solar parking canopy

As part of the ESPC, Worcester installed 1,499 kW DC of solar capacity at 8 Worcester public schools during the 2015-2016 period. Two of these installations are solar carports at two public schools (Burncoat High and Sullivan Middle); while the remaining six solar installations are roof-mounted over white-coated roofs, to further improve systems' performance and buildings' energy efficiency. Click here to learn more!

2016-2017 Landfill Solar Farm:

It took a year to complete the construction of the largest municipal solar array in New England to date – 8,100 kW DC capacity from 28,600 solar panels on about 25 acres of the capped Greenwood Street Landfill. The ribbon-cutting took place in August of 2017.

Click here to view the public schools' solar production charts!

Click here to learn about financial, environmental, educational and other benefits stemming from these projects!