Berkshire School Goes Solar

Lowering electricity prices and consumption in Massachusetts is serious business. Berkshire School doing something about it for their campus.

| January 04, 2012

Lowering electricity prices and consumption in Massachusetts is serious business. Massachusetts business and residents pay an average of 33% more per kilowatt hour than the national average.

Berkshire School doing something about it for their campus.

The school will garner 45% of electric power usage as its recently installed 8 acre solar energy gathering installation comes online. The 8,332 panel system will generate 2 megawatts of electricity on the Berkshire campus.

SolarWorld Americas president, Kevin Kilkelly explained that Berkshire's project and others around Massachusetts are made possible by Massachusetts policies aimed at increasing the states use of renewable energy sources.
“Berkshire School has made an impressive investment in the goals and education of sustainability...The project heads in the direction that Massachusetts officials had in mind when they enacted ambitious solar legislation last year. Set against the picturesque backdrop of the Berkshire Mountains, the project is emblematic of the Bay State’s embrace of renewable energy,” Kilkelly explained. (BW)
Additional resources:

Berkshire School: www.berkshireschool.org

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Photo credit: Spotlight On: Berkshire School Solar Farm