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Commercial Grid-Tie Solar Systems


Commercial Grid-Tie Solar Power Systems

Commercial solar systems have never been more cost-effective to install, thanks in large part to efficiency enhancements that allow for more flexible placement and U.S. government tax incentives. Lower solar energy costs have removed the barrier that has traditionally prevented enterprises, institutions and municipalities from investing in one of the most environmentally friendly and non-disruptive energy technologies available.

For select projects, Ameresco eliminates the budget obstacles and political complications that prevent organizations from incorporating solar power into their energy supply by financing photovoltaic systems with no up-front capital cost and, if needed, by owning, operating and maintaining the project with a portion of the customer’s energy efficiency savings as payment. Whether it is a large solar array that provides a significant amount of a facility’s electricity and supplies energy back to the grid, or a few solar panels installed in a remote location to power critical equipment or supplement other power generation, we can objectively analyze each building and property to determine the best course of action based on budget and energy needs.

Below you'll find a sample of the projects completed by our commercial grid-tie group at Ameresco:

Boston Logan Airport 275kw
Fall River Kuss School 160kw


Fall River Talbot School 225kw
Fall River Treatment Plant 110kw
Kennedy Middle School 200kw
Lowell Pawtucketville Elem 90kw


Lowell Reilly Elementary 130kw
Natick Elementary 100kw
Natick High School 265kw
Newburyport School 390kw


Sudbury Landfill 1500kw
Waltham Municipal Center 190kw

Ameresco can assist in several ways with your commercial photovoltaic project depending on the system size and needs of the customer or contractor.

Ameresco can provide:

  • Equipment supply
  • Equipment supply with
  • Engineering support
  • PPA, Power Purchase Agreements
  • ESPC, Energy Saving Performance Contract
  • Turnkey Installation

Types of projects include:

  • Roof mounted
  • Ground mounted
  • Carports installations
  • Capped landfills
  • Ballasted systems