Boston Scientific ‘inaugurates’ large rooftop installation of solar panels in Quincy

Photo courtesy of Boston Scientific.
Photo courtesy of Boston Scientific.

Boston Scientific Corp. said it is celebrating Earth Day by “inaugurating” a large rooftop installation of solar panels at the company’s distribution center in Quincy.

The installation, made up of 3,900 panels, covers 120,000 square feet of roof top, and it is expected to produce about a quarter of the distribution center’s power needs, said Boston Scientific, a Natick-based maker of medical devices.

According to the company, the nearly 1.7 million of kilowatt hours per year that the installation will produce is the equivalent of the amount of electricity used annually by 145 average-sized American homes.

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This is the third-largest rooftop solar installation in Massachusetts, according to data provided by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, the company said.

The project was developed by HelioSage Energy, a national developer of large-scale solar projects, in collaboration with Consolidated Edison Solutions Inc., an energy services company and a subsidiary of Consolidated Edison Inc.