May 31, 2018

Boston firm completes 1,048-kw solar facility at Webster hospital

Courtesy | Nexamp
Boston solar firm Nexamp installed these solar panels on Harrington HealthCare's Webster campus.

A 4,200-panel solar array at Harrington HealthCare's Webster facility is expected to save the hospital and Webster-area community more than $1 million.

The project was completed at the end of 2017 and recently approved for operations, Boston-based solar energy firm Nexamp announced Thursday.

Via the state's net metering program, Harrington HealthCare will realize direct savings and lower operating costs , and dozens of nearby residents can reduce energy costs by 15 percent by subscribing to the project through Nexamp's community solar program, the company said.

The 1,048-kilowatt facility is expected to generate 1,299,000-kilowatt hours per year and more than 25 million kilowatt hours over the project's lifetime, Nexamp said.

Nearly 150 homes can be powered through the project each year, the equivalent of taking 207 vehicles off of the road.

"Our involvement with this solar project is, in many respects, a natural extension of our commitment to providing reliable services to Webster and the surrounding community," said Harrington HealthCare CFO Thomas Sullivan. "The monthly savings from Nexamp will result in a direct and meaningful benefit to the patients we serve and the system's bottom line."

The project is the 25th community solar array in Massachusetts, Nexamp said.

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