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Global development nonprofit Planet Aid's facility in Milford is now equipped with a 539-kilowatt solar array thanks to a Boston-based alternative energy firm.
In a press release, FireFlower alternative energy, based in Boston, announced the completion of a 539-kilowatt rooftop solar array on Planet Aid’s Sumner Street facility capable of creating 684,800 kilowatt hours of electricity annually.
According to FireFlower, the array not only aids in the company’s mission to reduce global warming and protected the environment, but also provides a source of revenue to reduce the charity’s operating costs.
The solar development is net metered, connected to the grid and able to generate renewable power with an annual market value of more than $130,000. Planet Aid is selling the net metering credits generated to Quincy, saving the city an estimated $640,000 over the life of the solar panels, FireFlower said.
Planet Aid, a Maryland-based nonprofit, collects used or unwanted clothing to either sell in developing countries or repurpose for new uses. The company then uses its proceeds for development projects in developing countries.
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