Encore Renewable Energy and Bromley Mountain Ski Resort have completed a 615-kWdc solar project on land owned by Bromley Mountain in Peru, Vermont. Jointly developed by Encore and Tangent Energy Solutions, the project will generate clean, locally generated solar power while helping Bromley reach their sustainability goals. Once energized the solar array will generate enough electricity to power 70 average households while offsetting the emissions of 120 passenger vehicles annually.
“As a lifelong skier and winter sports enthusiast, I have seen first hand how climate change is impacting winter here in Vermont. It’s inspiring to see and support Bromley’s leadership on implementing energy-saving and carbon-reducing measures,” said Chad Farrell, Founder and CEO of Encore Renewable Energy. “This project also demonstrates the value of solar generation assets such as this for reliability and resiliency purposes, as this solar project is sited on the same property as the customer.”
In partnership with Encore, Sunwealth will finance the project and operate it for the duration of its lifetime. This is the 6th project between the two companies, which has resulted in a $5MM economic impact in Vermont. Bromley Mountain Resort can also achieve considerable portions of its electrical demand from clean, renewable resources without paying any money.
“Our new solar array is allowing the Sun Mountain to generate clean, affordable and locally sourced energy from the sun and one more thing to celebrate this holiday season,” added Bill Cairns, President/GM of Bromley Mountain Resort. “We are deeply committed to sustainability and continuing to reduce our carbon footprint and grateful to partner with Encore on this journey.”
Bromley Mountain is no stranger to sustainability and has long been a leader when it comes to “green power” in the Green Mountains with their strong commitment to energy conservation. Since 2000, Bromley has adopted almost every available energy efficiency technology in snowmaking. They continue to implement energy efficiency measures which recently included an upgraded snowmaking pump-house system with new, state-of-the-art Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) motors.
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