Apr 5, 2015 9:25 AM

Star Island solar installation to help with energy needs

The Associated Press

PORSTMOUTH (AP) - Star Island - one of the wind-swept Isles of Shoals off the coast of New Hampshire - has a new solar installation that will produce about 60 percent of its energy needs starting this summer.

On Earth Day, April 22, the nonprofit Star Island Corp. is hosting an event about its energy and water conservation, and reuse.

Living with limited resources, Star Island has made it a priority to reduce energy and water use, collect rain water for use in showers and laundry, capture and reuse heat from generators, minimize waste, and grow a portion of the food for the thousands of guests that vacation there each summer.

The event is scheduled from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Discover Portsmouth Center


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