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Jiminy Peak goes solar and the community also benefits
By Patrick Thorne.

Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort is the largest ski and snowboard resort in southern New England (USA). Building on their already successful wind turbine program, the resort will be adding a 2.3 megawatt community solar facility.

Working with Nexamp, the project is expected to come online this northern hemisphere fall. The extended system will not only bring environmental and cost-saving benefits to the resort but also up to 200 neighbouring homes and small businesses.

“It’s important to us that we operate our resort as good neighbours and good stewards of the environment” said Tyler Fairbank, CEO of Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort. “We are particularly thrilled to be adding solar energy into the mix in such a way that the neighbouring community can benefit from the facility, too.”
Once completed, the Jiminy Peak project will represent the largest community solar project of its kind in the Northeast US. Residents, non-profits and small businesses near the resort will receive 15% savings on their electricity generated by the project with no cost to enroll.

With the new solar power facility, existing 1.5 megawatt wind turbine, 75 kWh cogeneration unit, and extensive conservation efforts, the Resort estimates it will be able to offset 90% of its total energy needs. The achievement will mean Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort will be one of the greenest resorts of its kind in the world.

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