Solar for Municipal Buildings

Wakefield’s first municipal building solar project was completed on the Broadway Street DPW Water Department Garage in May 2020. The 20 kW installation includes 60 panels, divided evenly between both sides of the roof. The building was selected as it: (1) qualified for incentives through the current solar program offered by WMGLD, (2) had excellent sun exposure that was not limited by shading from trees and other buildings or equipment on the roof, (3) had a newer roof that will not need to be replaced before the end of life of the panels, and (4) had the structural integrity to support the weight of the installation. Additional funding was obtained through a grant obtained by the Town and supported by the WMGLD. The installation is projected to save the Town $4,000 per year.

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