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NYC Actress Runs Vermont Energy Company, Installs Solar Panels On Flat Roofs In Deep Snow Country

Utility Helps Wean Vermonters From the Electric Grid – The New York Times

 

In a new low-income development that replaced a trailer park here, rooftop solar panels sparkle in the sun while backup batteries quietly hum away in utility closets.

 

Way back in 1992, we had a small solar array for electricity on our mountain when we lived in a tent for nearly ten years.  It ran a few light bulbs and other stuff but our ‘refrigerator’ all winter was the local snowbank and in the summer, the lights were needed only for a short time due to the days being very long.  This former trailer park, on the other hand, is different: the solar panels are on nearly flat roofs!  This is INSANE.

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