The College recently installed 48 solar panels on the roof of the Health and Wellness Center (G- Building). The 10 kW solar array features a specialized racking system that does not require any attachment points to the roof itself. The panels are secured with concrete blocks and also include wind deflectors. The only penetrations needed will be for electrical and data conduits. The G-building roof was selected because of its ideal southern location and because the roof membrane is the newest of all buildings on campus.
Output from the panels will be available to the entire College community through flat screen monitors such as the “Building Dashboard” located in the lobby of the G- Building and another located in the quiet study area on the second floor of the G- Building. The panels are expected to generate approximately 15,000 kWh of power each year and represent the first adoption of renewable energy sources in the College’s 40-year history. For more information, please contact the Office of Sustainability Management at Greeninfo@bhcc.mass.edu.