Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Berkshire East To Become First Ski Area To Be Fully Powered By On-Site Renewables

Story by Unofficialnetworks.com

A new solar installation a Berkshire East Ski Area has helped the Massachusetts ski area to become the worlds first ski area to be powered entirely from on-site renewables.

World’s First Ski Area Fully Powered With On-Site Renewables

The year-round resort recently developed a 500kW solar tracker farm that will produce 700,000kWh annually. The solar farm will supplement a 900kW wind turbine the company installed in 2011. Together, the two systems will cover the area’s entire annual electric demand.
The recently commissioned 500kW solar farm consists of 90 dual-axis AllSun Trackers, which are manufactured in Vermont and follow the sun throughout the day to boost energy production by up to 45 percent more than rooftop installations.
The AllSun Tracker is manufactured by AllEarth Renewables of Williston, Vt. The ground-mounted solar systems are designed for homes, businesses, non-profits, and commercial-scale installations. The company is a 2012 Inc. 500 business for fastest growing companies nation-wide and has installed over 1,400 complete grid-connected solar tracker systems.

Read more @ solardaily.com

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