Contractor: Ostrow Electrical Company, Inc
Estimated Project Cost: $5.7 million (partially funded by ARRA, The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act)
Project Estimated Savings: $179,500 annual savings
Estimated Annual kW Production: 1,513,293
Installation of Photovoltaic Solar Systems totaling 1,228kW at the following facilities: Department of Conservation & Recreation Chickatawbut Hill, Massasoit Community College, North Shore Community College, Salem State University, UMass Boston, UMass Dartmouth, and UMass Lowell.
Construction for the majority of these projects began in the summer/fall of 2010 with the anticipation that all PV installations will be fully commissioned and approved by early 2012. Online monitoring systems are available through Deck Monitoring.com. (see table below for links to monitoring systems).
Department of Conservation & Recreation - Chickatawbut Hill
Ground Mounted PV Installation at Chickatawbut Hill
Before & After - N Shore Community College Roof Mounted System
Massasoit Community College roof mounted PV system
In addition to these seven (7) Eastern facilities, DCAM has been installing solar PV systems at eleven (11) other facilities across the Commonwealth. This map shows the current DCAM Solar PV Project Sites in Massachusetts.