Green Mountain Power began construction today on an innovative new solar project to improve resiliency and safety in communities, by generating clean energy that can be stored and used to power an emergency shelter at Rutland High School during a storm. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, The Stafford Hill Solar Farm is the first project to establish a micro-grid powered solely by solar and battery back-up, with no other fuel source.

Stafford Hill includes 7,700 solar panels that can generate 2 MW of electricity, enough to power about 2,000 homes during full sun, or 365 homes year-round. It also includes 4 MW of battery storage to store solar generation, which will provide many benefits to customers, including allowing the disconnection of an entire circuit from the grid in an emergency and providing critical power for an emergency shelter at the high school.

– See more at: http://news.greenmountainpower.com/press-releases/gmp-announces-first-of-its-kind-solar-project-to-i-1137231?feed=d51ec270-a483-4f6c-a55e-8e5fbe2238c2#sthash.8wDN0ixQ.dpuf

Green Mountain Power began construction today on an innovative new solar project to improve resiliency and safety in communities, by generating clean energy that can be stored and used to power an emergency shelter at Rutland High School during a storm. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, The Stafford Hill Solar Farm is the first project to establish a micro-grid powered solely by solar and battery back-up, with no other fuel source.

Stafford Hill includes 7,700 solar panels that can generate 2 MW of electricity, enough to power about 2,000 homes during full sun, or 365 homes year-round. It also includes 4 MW of battery storage to store solar generation, which will provide many benefits to customers, including allowing the disconnection of an entire circuit from the grid in an emergency and providing critical power for an emergency shelter at the high school.

– See more at: http://news.greenmountainpower.com/press-releases/gmp-announces-first-of-its-kind-solar-project-to-i-1137231?feed=d51ec270-a483-4f6c-a55e-8e5fbe2238c2#sthash.8wDN0ixQ.dpuf

Solar Panel  on skyscaper solar windows

Green Mountain Power began construction today on an innovative new solar project to improve resiliency and safety in communities, by generating clean energy that can be stored and used to power an emergency shelter at Rutland High School during a storm. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, The Stafford Hill Solar Farm is the first project to establish a micro-grid powered solely by solar and battery back-up, with no other fuel source.

Stafford Hill includes 7,700 solar panels that can generate 2 MW of electricity, enough to power about 2,000 homes during full sun, or 365 homes year-round. It also includes 4 MW of battery storage to store solar generation, which will provide many benefits to customers, including allowing the disconnection of an entire circuit from the grid in an emergency and providing critical power for an emergency shelter at the high school.

– See more at: http://news.greenmountainpower.com/press-releases/gmp-announces-first-of-its-kind-solar-project-to-i-1137231?feed=d51ec270-a483-4f6c-a55e-8e5fbe2238c2#sthash.8wDN0ixQ.dpuf

…Construction began on an innovative new solar project designed to increase resiliency and safety for communities during power outages. … completely self-contained with no other power sources…

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establish a micro-grid powered solely by solar and battery back-up, with no other fuel source. – See more at: http://news.greenmountainpower.com/press-releases/gmp-announces-first-of-its-kind-solar-project-to-i-1137231?feed=d51ec270-a483-4f6c-a55e-8e5fbe2238c2#sthash.8wDN0ixQ.dpuf