Ameresco, a renewable energy company, has secured a contract from the Massachusetts State Department of Energy Resources (DOER) to design, construct, finance, own, and operate solar power systems on five state facilities.

The five solar power systems with 560kW of electricity capacity will generate 700,000kWh of annual electric energy that will be provided to the state facilities under 20-year power purchase agreements at a discount to their current electricity bills, thereby cutting their energy budgets.

The rooftops solar systems at two Massport Logan Airport terminals, Bridgewater State University, Worcester State University and the Canton Housing Authority will provide electricity at discounted prices under the Massachusetts Solar Stimulus Program using ARRA stimulus funds.

All the solar installations will be powered by Sharp solar panels and inverters made by Solectria of Lawrence, Massachusetts and built with advanced internet-enabled measurement and monitoring systems to ensure reliable power production.

Ameresco president and CEO George Sakellaris said that as a Massachusetts-based company, Ameresco is thrilled to be partnering with the Department of Energy Resources to help bring clean, renewable, solar energy to state owned facilities across the Commonwealth.

“In addition, we support green job growth in the Commonwealth as Ameresco utilizes local Massachusetts engineers, electricians, and other trades people to design and build the systems,” Sakellaris said.