Energy: Phase 3 Solar Panel Project – April 2020 Update

Summary of the estimated dates for the Phase 3 solar projects provided by Bill Ferguson, City of Newton Co-Director of Sustainability.

“Three Ameresco roof projects have been completed: Zervas, Ed Center and Fire Station #3 and Fire HQ. The Ed Center is not yet online but will be as soon as a building shut down can be scheduled. We have been holding off on this shut down for fear of disrupting computer systems in the building that are serving a variety of important services during the COVID-19 school shut down period. The two Ameresco solar canopy projects at North High School are on schedule for the summer.

The Macquarie canopy projects are being planned for the summer and the roofs may be done in the fall. Macquarie is working on a revised schedule which I will share with the School Department as soon as it is available. The Macquarie projects are still pending approvals from the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources. We are hoping that these approvals are not delayed due to COVID 19. At this time we do not expect COVID 19 to delay the construction phase of the projects once all State and utility approvals have been obtained. Ameresco has obtained all of their approvals.

Source:  Facilities Updated to the School Committee on April 27, 2020