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BRA Issues "Solar Energy for Businesses in the Newmarket District" Report

Mar 27, 2012

Mayor Menino's goal to bring solar to the industrial heart of Boston has reached an exciting next step.  Through a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the BRA selected six sites in the Newmarket District for the greatest potential of solar power production.  The survey identified buildings with roofs capable of supporting large (50kW+) solar photovoltaic systems. The roofs of following buildings hold the greatest solar power potential.  Find the full report here.
  • Slade Gordon
  • The Boston Flower Exchange
  • South Bay House of Correction
  • U-Haul
  • Suffolk Construction
  • Katsiroubas Brothers
About Newmarket District Just south of Route 93 and east of Albany Street in the South End is the Newmarket District.  Over 560 businesses support over 11,000 light industrial jobs in Newmarket Past Coverage BRA Wins $70,000 EPA Grant to 'Green' Newmarket District Image Courtesy of Massachusetts Energy and Environmental Affairs

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