Bancroft School, a private K-12 Boarding School in Worchester, MA has discovered a new way to energize its 541 students: solar power.


Composed of 486 of Canadian Solar’s top-performing CS6P-P 230 W polycrystalline modules, Bancroft’s new 106 kW fixed tilt ballasted roof mount system will produce more than 117,000-kilowatt hours of electricity annually. This  is approximately 25% of the building’s energy needs over an entire year, which makes it the largest private installation within the City of Worcester.  In addition, the system will reduce CO2 emissions by 127 tons annually, the same amount that 637 trees sequester in a year.

Project Integrator Future Solar Systems, LLC, designed the solar system and subcontracted Professional Electric of Connecticut to complete the installation. Future Solar Systems provided the solar panels and other BOS materials for the installation, secured financing, and brokered a Power Purchase Agreement that will save the school an estimated $8,000 to $10,000 in annual energy costs. The company also provided the school with a basic and advanced curriculum for solar and wind power, which will enable Bancroft teachers to use the Canadian Solar system as a tool to educate students about the importance of renewable energy in meeting our future energy needs and protecting the environment.