Ameresco has completed the comprehensive solar PV installation for the Bank of America corporate campus in Chandler, AZ. The campus is now home to nearly 10,000 solar modules that will offset approximately 60% of the electricity demands of the campus annually.
“In 2019, Bank of America reached Carbon Neutrality through efforts like this project. While it is a good start, we aim to be Net Zero before 2050,” said Mark O’Grady, Real Estate Portfolio Management Executive at Bank of America. “Not only is it one of the largest ‘behind the meter’ solar projects west of Ohio, but it also gives our employees something they’ve been asking for, great covered parking spaces.”
The solar installations include arrays on building rooftops and covered carports, providing shade for employee and visitor parking spaces. It also includes EV charging stations, a solar-powered ATM and solar powered benches throughout the campus that employees and visitors can use to charge personal devices such as smart phones and tablets.
“We are so honored to have implemented this project for the employees and stakeholders of the Bank of America Chandler campus,” said Bob Georgeoff, Executive Vice President, Ameresco. “By investing in renewable energy technologies to offset on-site usage, Bank of America is making progress toward their goals for carbon reduction while providing meaningful change for clean energy advancement in the community.”
This partnership will reduce almost 5,000 metric tons of CO2 equivalent greenhouse gas emissions annually which represents the equivalent capability of 5,000 acres of US forests each year.
Project construction began in November 2020 and was completed in August 2021.
Have you checked out our YouTube page?
We have a ton video interviews and additional content on our YouTube page. Recently we debuted Power Forward! -- a collaboration with BayWa r.e. to discuss higher level industry topics as well as best practices / trends for running a solar business today.
Our longer running side project is The Pitch -- in which we have awkward discussions with solar manufacturers and suppliers about their new technology and ideas so that you don't have to. We've discusses everything from residential rail-less deck attaching and home solar financing to large-scale energy storage value stacking and utility-driven new home solar + storage microgrids.
We also post our Project of the Year announcements there! Interviews with this year's winners will be up starting the week of Nov. 8. Head there and subscribe today to stay on top of all this extra stuff.