Island Powers Up With Rapid Solar Revolution

 By MIKE SECCOMBE MV Gazette

On first glimpse, through the trees along Northern Pines Road in Vineyard Haven, the new building might be taken for an incongruously placed sports grandstand.

It’s a huge inclined rectangle, propped on poles, eight feet off the ground at the front, 28 feet at the back, looking out across a pretty green field.

But it’s not a grandstand, and its orientation has nothing to do with the view. It is so placed to catch maximum sunlight, and its entire 5,000-square-foot surface is covered in vitreous black panels. It’s a solar array. And a barn. And the shape of things to come as the alternative energy push shifts focus on the Island from wind power to sun power.  Read more…

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I am an exclusive buyers agent working and living on the beautiful Island Of Martha's Vineyard. I am a REALTOR® (member of National Association of Realtors), a member of the National Association of Exclusive Buyer Agents. I help people fulfil their dreams of buying a home on Martha's Vineyard. I don't sell homes, I help people buy a home.
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