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...which is the Commonwealth’s  leading commercial installer of solar energy systems, and PowerOptions of Boston, MA. This rooftop solar system installation allows Lawrence Family Development, Inc. to reduce its energy costs and explore innovative energy methods.

In the fall of 2015, the Lawrence Family Development Charter School launched its new Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Center initiating its exploration into solar energy.“We were thrilled that our Board of Directors investigated and then selected Solect Energy for our new solar installation,” said Ralph Carrero, Lawrence Family Development Director/Superintendent. “We have a long-term goal of developing green, ecologically-sound utility options on campus, so solar is the perfect opportunity to not only fulfill our goal but also reduce utility costs and provide new technology for students to learn about as a segment of our STEM curriculum.”

The solar array at LFDCS was financed and constructed through a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Solect and PowerOptions. Solect owns and operates the solar array and sells the power generated back to the non profit at a reduced, fixed rate for the duration of the 20-year agreement. PowerOptions Members pay for the power generated from the array at a cost far below their current delivered price. The solar system is one of the latest Lawrence Family Development, Inc. green initiatives. The non-profit’s Alternative Youth Programs build houses in Lawrence neighborhoods and consider low-cost energy programs as part of the design. Additionally, the Lawrence Family Development, Inc.’s charter school has onsite-garden beds as part of its STEM Center. Thanks to the help of Solect Energy and PowerOptions, we will now experience the next step in our journey toward sustainability—and the countless benefits that come with it—through the solar array,” added Ralph Carrero, Lawrence Family Development Director/Superintendent.

SOLECT IS A FULL-SERVICE SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC (PV) PROJECT DEVELOPER AND INSTALLER BASED IN HOPKINTON, MASSACHUSETTS, DELIVERING SMART SOLAR AND ENERGY MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS TO HELP BUSINESSES AND ORGANIZATIONS REDUCE ENERGY COSTS. AS AN INDUSTRY LEADER IN COMMERCIAL-SCALE SOLAR ENERGY, SOLECT TAKES A PRACTICAL APPROACH TO THE DEVELOPMENT, INSTALLATION AND ON-GOING SUPPORT OF EACH SYSTEM.

Below is a Testimonial by Mr. Carrero:

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ACADEMY FOR EARLY ACADEMIC PREPARATION
(K-1, K2 & Grade 1)
  10 Railroad Street, Lawrence, MA 01841
  (P) 978 258-6210
LOWER SCHOOL (Grades 2-4)
  34 West Street, Lawrence MA 01841
  (P) 978 689-9863  (F) 978 689-8133
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  400 Haverhill Street, Lawrence, MA 01841
  (P) 978 738-0609   (F) 978 651-2207