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First rooftop solar panels on the horizon for Reston Town Center

Reston Town Center’s first solar panels are on the horizon.

Boston Properties (BXP) plans to install solar panels on top of the green garage in the town center, the property owner and developer announced Friday (March 15). The installation will feature a 1.3-megawatt solar photovoltaic renewable energy system.

“With great partners like our client and Ameresco we can transform a parking garage into a megawatt scale solar energy plant,” BXP Senior Vice President of Sustainability Ben Myers said. “This project  delivers social, economic, and environmental benefits over a long term by providing zero emissions clean power, competitive energy pricing, and covered parking for clients and visitors at the Town Center.”

The project is in partnership with Ameresco, an energy developer. It’s expected to provide an estimated 1.5 million kilowatt-hours of renewable energy annually. Energy from the system will be used at Reston Town Center.

“We are thrilled to partner with BXP and their client on this exciting solar canopy project in Reston,  Virgina,” Ameresco Senior Vice President Jonathan Mancini said. “By joining forces, we are building a  solar solution that will empower the entire Reston community with greater energy independence and  reduced reliance on the grid. This collaborative effort is a shining example of how working together can create a more resilient future for all.”

The project is expected to wrap up construction by the end of the year.

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