Homeowner’s Rehab, Magazine St

Cambridge, MA

System: Solar Electric (Photovoltaic)

Size: 26.3 kW

Type: Canadian Solar

Operating 73 buildings in Cambridge on a razor-thin budget, Homeowner’s Rehab, Inc. was constantly looking for ways to reduce expenses and help their bottom line. Having already reduced their carbon footprint by 21% in the six years prior, the organization was eager to embrace the launch of the Race to Solar program in the spring of 2014.

Homeowner’s Rehab, Inc. is a Cambridge-based non-profit organization whose mission is “to provide safe, affordable, decent, and sustainable housing” to mixed income communities that are “rich in ethnic and racial diversity.” SunBug installed solar PV systems at two properties to contribute both savings and income to the organization’s operating budget.

Project Highlights and Benefits:

  • Estimated 1st year energy production: 37,400kWh
  • 10-year solar production incentive income: $82,750
  • Projected 30-year energy cost savings: $250,000
  • Financed with an internal loan, with a 7-year payback of the upfront investment
  • Reduces carbon emissions by 725 metric tons over 30 years

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Founded in Somerville, Massachusetts in 2009 and a Certified B Corporation since 2018, SunBug Solar has designed and installed over 2400 solar systems from Great Barrington to Cape Cod. We build all types of systems, ranging in size from 1kW to over 1MW, including residential, commercial, carports, and ground-mounts. Our integrated approach - from initial education through consultative design to quality installation and ongoing support - has earned SunBug the highest reputation for customer service and a host of satisfied residential and commercial customers.