A high school in New Hampshire will soon be home to one of the state’s largest solar power arrays.
According to a report in the state’s Exeter News-Letter newspaper, Exeter High School will soon unveil the largest photovoltaic array in New Hampshire. The setup will feature 394 panels, each of which will be 15 square feet, generating about 100 kilowatts of electricity.
The report noted that until the array goes online, the current largest solar panel setup in the state is located at the Public Service of New Hampshire utility headquarters in Manchester, which is said to generate 51 kilowatts of energy. The next largest facility is reportedly at Londonderry’s Stonyfield Farm, with output of up to 50 kilowatts.
While media attention frequently focuses on solar advances in western states, the entire country is making similar gains.
One thing that homeowners can remember in light of such reports is the fact that investments in solar power can be effective even in states that are known for long winters, cooler weather and for lower levels of sunlight, such as New Hampshire.