Madison Park Development Corp. partnered with Action for Boston Community Development, Inc. (ABCD) and NStar Electric to design and install photo-voltaic and solar thermal systems at the 131 unit Haynes House located at 735 Shawmut Avenue in Lower Roxbury.
The 17.3 kW photo-voltaic system is expected to generate about 22,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity annually. In conjunction with the Commonwealth’s Renewable Energy Credit program, the installation will reduce Haynes House annual operating expenses by more than $13,000.
The solar thermal system, comprised of 44 solar collectors, is expected to provide 25% of the building’s domestic hot water load, equivalent to about 4,700 Therms per year.
In addition to the financial benefit of these renewable energy systems, they will reduce the building’s consumption of fossil fuels and evade hundreds of thousands of pounds of CO2 emissions that would otherwise be produced from Haynes House energy consumption. This renewable energy application is among many energy- reducing retrofits that MPDC is implementing across its 1,200 unit portfolio.