Post Content

Carter Wall

Carter Wall

Executive Director, Renewable Energy Division, Massachusetts Clean Energy Center

View Carter's Complete Bio

They had a great big ribbon-cutting at Medway High School recently, with “Project Green,” the school’s environment club, running the show. Last year, the student who created Project Green, Erin Espinosa, suggested a solar power project to the school’s principal, Richard Pearson, who thought it was a great idea.

Medway Event_Students 
The result of their efforts is a 132 kilowatt photovoltaic installation on the school’s gym and auditorium roofs, made possible by a grant from MassCEC and the unanimous support of Medway Town Meeting. You can watch how the panels are doing here: http://siteapp.fatspaniel.net/siteapp/simpleView.jsf?eid=411539 – with all this sunny summer weather, they’ve been going strong!

Medway HS5 
This project will provide 10 percent of the school’s power, and is expected to save the school $15,000 per year on its electricity bills. Governor Patrick told the students, "You have power: Power to shape your future and to shape your community."

Written By:


As Deputy Director of DOER's Green Communities Division, Lisa helps lead a team devoted to working with Massachusetts cities and towns to realize environmental and cost benefits of municipal energy efficiency and renewable energy. Prior to joining DOER, Lisa worked in the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs from 2007 to 2012, first as Press Secretary and then as Assistant Secretary for Communications and Public Affairs. Her previous communications and public relations experience includes both government and the private sector, where, as principal of upWrite Communications, she served clients such as The Trustees of Reservations, The Nature Conservancy, and Partners Health Care/North Shore Medical Center. She began her career as a journalist, covering Beacon Hill for the State House News Service, and later wrote for a variety of other publications including The Boston Globe, Teacher Magazine, Animals Magazine, and The Gulf of Maine Times. The author of two books, Lisa serves on the board of the Saugus River Watershed Council and resides with her family in Melrose.

Recent Posts

Bust that Myth Video: Windows as Energy Investment? posted on Jan 15

Bust that Myth Video: Windows as Energy Investment?

While new windows can make your home look great and increase your comfort, DOER first “But that Myth” video debunks the common misperception that investing in windows is a smart energy efficiency action.

Easy to Use Web Tool Shows How Massachusetts Uses Energy, Makes Progress on Clean Energy Goals posted on Jan 5

Easy to Use Web Tool Shows How Massachusetts Uses Energy, Makes Progress on Clean Energy Goals

Do you like data? Are you interested in finding out whether Massachusetts homes use more energy than Massachusetts businesses or how our energy prices compare to other states’? You don’t have to be a data nerd or a policy wonk to answer “yes.” The Department of Energy Resources has just launched an online dashboard to answer these and other questions about how Massachusetts uses energy.

Power Down and Save Up posted on Dec 23

Power Down and Save Up

Between Thanksgiving and the cusp of a new year, many of us feel the festive energy. Burning lots of energy seems to go along with celebrating – think of all those holiday lights and cookies we bake. But that extra energy use also gives everyone   …Continue Reading Power Down and Save Up