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The Maverick Landing mixed-income neighborhood in East Boston is the winner of the 2011 Boston Society of Architects John M. Clancy Award for Socially Responsible Housing. Solar Design Associates collaborated with ICON architecture to provide renewable energy for the new 426 unit complex.
The PV system was designed to maximize renewable energy harvest within the available roof area on one of the mid-rise apartment buildings. The array consists of over 100 PV modules, each of which has 330W of generation capacity and is set at a 30° tilt. The modules are greater in size and at a greater tilt angle than a conventional rooftop array. The high rooftop power density that this affords the neighborhood was made possible by close coordination with ICON architecture throughout all stages of the building design.
Each of the 10 PV arrays is supported on one end by a portion of the building facade that extends above the roofline, creating a unified profile from the east and west. Because the photovoltaic arrays are a feature of the building design, the whole project benefits from the sleek aesthetic and the improved energy production capability of the integrated array.