Irons Homestead began generating solar power on Tuesday as part of a vision of "lightening our footprint on earth and living in harmony with all."
The 29 solar panels were put in place in October on the Lodge, which in June had new lifetime roof shingles installed. The cost for the new roof and solar system was $46,800, which was paid for through invested funds designated for Irons Homestead.
It is estimated that the panels will produce $2,500 annually in revenue by selling the clean energy back to National Grid.
Irons Homestead is gratefully accepting donations toward the installation cost. For a donation of $1600, donors can have their name placed on a solar panel and recorded in the Irons Homestead Book of Gratitude. Donations of all sizes for this project are welcome and will also be recorded in the Book of Gratitude.
Donations can be made here.
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