Lowell Bus Facility Powered by Solar Electricity

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The Hale Street Bus Maintenance Facility in Lowell, MA requires a lot of energy to keep the city’s buses operational. The Lowell Regional Transit Authority (LRTA), a municipal organization that runs the facility, partnered with Solar Design Associates to develop a PV system for the site which produces enough energy to meet nearly all of the building’s energy loads.

The PV system at the Hale Street Facility nearly eliminates the building’s dependence of fossil fuels, which means thousands of tons of greenhouse gas emissions are avoided each year. Along with environmental benefits, the system also supplies economic benefits: the LRTA saves thousands of dollars every month on energy costs. Saving money on operating costs means more resources for the services the LRTA provides.


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