Please join us in the cutting of the green ribbon at the first member owned community shared solar garden in Massachusetts on Friday Morning, June 27th at 10 a.m at 285 Ayer road in Harvard, Massachusetts, 01451.
The Harvard Solar Garden was conceived as an outgrowth of the first Solarize Massachusetts pilot program by a coalition of ordinary and extraordinary folks who were unable to install solar photovoltaic electric panels on their own roofs due to shading or older roof conditions who decided to band together to create a community shared solar arrray that would offset their individual electric bills. Engineering and design assistance was provided by Solar Design Associates, a local Harvard business in operation since 1974, and coincidentally located directly across the street from the new solar garden.
After two and a half years of many seemingly unsurmountable hurdles and challenges on many fronts, the sun will begin to generate power for the people of Harvard and West Central Massachusetts in an innovative and exciting new way. We look forward to seeing you celebrate with us there! Oh, please wear comfortable shoes...and learn how you too to may be able join a solar garden!