Governor Patrick Tours Broadway Electrical’s Solar Project at Salem State University

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68 kW solar PV installation at Atlantic Hall will reduce the University’s use of grid produced electricity by approximately 95,000 kWh per year.

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Governor Deval Patrick and state and local officials attended an event at Salem State University, commemorating the solar PV project at Salem State’s Atlantic Hall. Broadway Electrical Co., Inc., a leading full-service, family owned electrical construction and solar energy installation company, designed, supplied and installed the 68 kW system on the existing roof of the Salem State University Central Campus Residence Hall.

“Our administration has put a major emphasis on supporting and growing the State’s renewable energy projects, and we are seeing the results of this today,” Governor Patrick said. “I commend Salem State University and Broadway Electrical for helping the Commonwealth make the transition to a clean energy economy and setting a great example for communities and businesses throughout the state.”

The system, comprised of four Fronius Inverters, 252 Suntech 270W solar panels mounted via a Unirac Rail System, will reduce the University’s use of grid produced electricity by approximately 90,000 kWh per year, and represents a projected energy budget savings of $12,350 per year based on a rate of 13 cents per kw/hour.

“The Governor’s presence is a strong indication that renewable energy projects and job creation is a major priority for the Commonwealth, I am pleased he could join us today to see in person how these systems work along with the broader benefits to the environment and the broader community,” said Lawrence M. Hurwitz, CEO, Broadway Electrical Co., Inc. “I’d also like to commend Salem State, which has been an incredible partner and we are thrilled to help support their commitment to a clean energy future.”

Salem State completed the project through the management coordination of the Massachusetts State College Building Authority (MSCBA). Broadway Electrical integrated a web-based Fat Spaniel monitoring system that provides a comprehensive array of data collection, inverter monitoring, power metering, communications networking and environmental assessment components.

About Broadway Electrical Company Inc.

Broadway Electrical Company, Inc. is a leading full service electrical construction company, headquartered in Boston, MA. Founded in 1936, Broadway is a third generation company and one of the Northeast’s largest electrical contractors. Broadway’s track record for delivering construction excellence spans major commercial, educational, health care, biotechnology, industrial, power and government projects. Broadway provides complete turnkey Renewable Energy Solutions including Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Power Purchase Agreements. Broadway’s team of professionals is experienced in providing solar and wind energy installations.

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