Join the Town of Wayland and Ameresco to Celebrate New Town Solar Facilities
Town officials along with Ameresco will host an event to dedicate four new solar facilities. Wayland’s solar arrays are comprised of a total of 4,214 photovoltaic panels totaling 1,289 kW, and generating over 1.5 million kWh of renewable electricity each year. Collectively three solar canopies at the High School, Middle School and Town Building and a roof top system at the Department of Public Works building will generate enough electricity to offset roughly 25% of the town’s municipal electric needs and generate a financial savings of over $100,000 per year for Wayland. The projects represent an important contribution to Wayland’s continuing efforts to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions. The carbon offset by the renewable power is equivalent to the annual electricity usage in more than 113 homes annually.
SPEAKERS AND INVITED GUESTS:
Cherry Karlson, Chair Board of Selectman, Wayland
Allyson Mizoguchi, Principal Wayland High School
Jim Walker, P.E., Vice President, PV Grid Tie, Ameresco
Friday, December 2, 2016, 3:00 pm
Wayland High School
264 Old Connecticut Path
Wayland, MA 01778
About the Town of Wayland, MA
Wayland is a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts with a population of nearly 13,500 residents. The Town is a designated Green Community, and is committed to delivering the highest quality municipal services in a fiscally responsible and an operationally responsive manner to its citizens. Wayland’s solar projects compliment a range of other green initiatives that include: promoting residential solar installations under the Solarize program, undertaking substantial energy efficiency measures in town and school buildings, upgrading streetlights to use more energy efficient equipment, and resident driven “Transition Wayland” initiative that supports community efforts to address climate change and resiliency. Wayland residents enjoy a full-array of local services including: police and fire protection; award-winning schools (three elementary, one middle, and a senior high school); a full-service library; a public beach; and a number of recreational facilities and programs. The Town operates its own water supply, purification, and distribution system and provides a solid waste transfer station and recycling facility for residents on a fee-for-service basis. Wayland offers its residents many educational, recreational and cultural opportunities, both within the community and as part of the greater Boston metropolitan region. For more information, visit http://www.wayland.ma.us.
About Ameresco, Inc.
Founded in 2000, Ameresco, Inc. (NYSE:AMRC) is a leading independent provider of comprehensive services, energy efficiency, infrastructure upgrades, asset sustainability and renewable energy solutions for businesses and organizations throughout North America and Europe. Ameresco’s sustainability services include upgrades to a facility’s energy infrastructure and the development, construction and operation of renewable energy plants. Ameresco has successfully completed energy saving, environmentally responsible projects with Federal, state and local governments, healthcare and educational institutions, housing authorities, and commercial and industrial customers. With its corporate headquarters in Framingham, MA, Ameresco has more than 1,000 employees providing local expertise in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit www.ameresco.com.