Under a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement with Ameresco, solar power systems located at Massport Logan will generate 430,000 kWh of annual electric energy. The airport will receive solar-generated electricity at a discount to their current electricity bills, thereby cutting their energy budget. In part, the discounted price was made possible by the Massachusetts Solar Stimulus Program (MaSS), which used ARRA stimulus funds to reduce the capital cost of the projects.
“I applaud Ameresco, a leading energy services company, for its role in bringing clean, renewable solar power to state agencies. Federal stimulus funds are helping our agencies to lead by example, installing a total of 4 megawatts of solar capacity on more than 20 facilities and contributing to the growth of the clean energy economy in Massachusetts.”
– Ian Bowles Former Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary
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Upon project award in 2010 from the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources, Ameresco installed solar PV on Terminal A of Boston Logan International Airport, the first airport terminal in the world to be LEED-Certified.
Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) will receive solar-generated electricity under a 20-year power purchase agreement with Ameresco.
Through Massport’s partnership with Ameresco, Massport is expected to save the equivalent of 297 metric tons of CO2 per year. The green benefit from this carbon reduction is roughly equal to 243 acres of US forest absorbing carbon for 1 year.
The design was engineered to meet original proposed design size, despite discovery of site features that were unknown at time of bid.
Ameresco-designed custom mounting was used on the pitched roof. The design passed rigorous review by Massport engineers to ensure installation met the safety requirements of the leading international airport.
All other major components were made in the U.S.A. Installation was completed by a certified woman-owned electrical firm.
Installations were done on the air-side of the airport, which required the team to comply with unique security and installation regulations.