Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution – Woods Hole, MA

In 2018 ReVision installed 517 solar panels on the Fye and McLean research facilities at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) in Massachusetts. The two solar arrays will produce over 160,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity each year, offsetting roughly 170,000 lbs of carbon emissions annually. Harvesting the sun is a powerful way to align facility needs with their goal of a healthy, blue planet.

Stephanie Madsen, WHOI’s Sustainability Coordinator, shared:

“For years, WHOI’s Facilities Department has been interested in adding solar to our energy portfolio because of the environmental benefits and cost reductions. We have many scientists who research climate and ocean impacts, and how greenhouse gases contribute to rapid adverse changes, thus it’s important for us to decrease our own use of fossil fuels. We are making progress via solar panel installation by walking the talk, so to speak.”

By the numbers:

System size: 157 kilowatts (517 solar panels)
System output: 160,000 kilowatt-hours/yr
CO₂ reduction: 170,000 pounds/yr