New Hampshire is a partner in the Million Solar Roofs Initiative, a United States Department of Energy program instituted in 1997. The program has a goal of one million new solar systems, installed in the United States by 2010. The systems can be either photovoltaic, for the production of electricity, or solar thermal units for space heating or for producing hot water. New Hampshire's portion of the total goal is 500 installations. The Solar on Schools program currently has 16 installations on schools and four on other institutions in New Hampshire; these count toward the goal. In addition, ECS is currently participating in the development of a plan to reduce barriers and achieve the goal of the Million Solar Roofs Initiative.
Photovoltaic System Projects
With support from the Governor's Office of Energy and Community Services, photovoltaic systems are operating at several locations, including the Christa McAuliffe Planetarium, the New Hampshire Technical Institute, the Seacoast Science Center at Ordiorne State Park, Rye, The Harris Center for Conservation Education and the Massabesic Audubon Center in Auburn. The systems were installed by Solar Works Inc. of Wilton, NH.
For more information on MSRI, please go to: www.eren.doe.gov/millionroofs/faq.html
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