By Kevin Pink, Marketing & Development Specialist
On July 23, 2017, we co-hosted a tour of the Berkshire East wind turbine and solar array with the Mass Energy Consumers Alliance! Berkshire East is the world’s first ski area to generate 100% of their electric need on site using clean energy. Berkshire East’s electricity comes from its 900kWh wind turbine and 500kWh solar facility.
It was a beautiful day for the event! Guests took a chairlift ride up the mountain, had a delicious lunch from Cliff’s Backyard BBQ, learned about the Berkshire East wind turbine, hiked over to the solar array, and then enjoyed Berkshire East’s Mountain Coaster or went zip-lining! Several guests also brought their electric vehicles for an EV showcase, all of which are available through Drive Green with Mass Energy.
In addition to learning about local wind energy, guests learned about some of Mass Energy’s clean energy programs. For example, if you’re interested in powering your home (and electric vehicle!) with clean, local green energy, New England GreenStart and New England Wind are for you! For a few cents more per kilowatt-hour on your electric bill, you can match your electricity usage with 100% New England-generated wind power with New England Wind, or 100% renewable energy (25% of which is generated here in New England) with New England GreenStart.
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