Boston Properties Erects 840 kW Solar on Parking Garage

August 12, 2014 By Linda Hardesty

Boston energy manageBoston Properties, Healthy Planet Partners and Solaire Generation activated what the companies are calling the Northeastern United States’ largest garage-mounted solar canopy at Boston Properties’ Bay Colony in Waltham, Mass.

The solar canopy covers 60,000 square feet (1.4 acres) atop a parking garage. The 840 kW installation is projected to produce more than one million kWh of renewable power annually.

The project comprises 2,850 panels. The energy produced is equivalent to 20 percent of Bay Colony building’s total consumption.

With the commissioning of this solar canopy, Boston Properties, a commercial REIT, now hosts 950 kW of solar installations.

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