Through its long commitment to environmental stewardship, Jiminy Creek has installed a 1.5 MW wind turbine and a 75 kWh cogeneration unit as well as undergoing extensive conservation efforts. With the addition of this solar array, the resort will be able to meet 90 percent of its energy needs with local renewable resources.
“It’s important to us that we operate our resort as good neighbors and good stewards of the environment, which is why we’ve worked so hard to leverage as many renewable energy sources as we can,” said Tyler Fairbank, CEO of Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort. “We were thrilled to partner with Nexamp on both of these fronts to add solar energy into the mix in such a way that the neighboring community can benefit from the facility, too.”
Nexamp’s customers will realize this benefit through the company’s Solarize My Bill community solar program. Over 100 residents of the nearby community will directly benefit from this project.
“This project marks a tremendous milestone for us,” said Zaid Ashai, CEO of Nexamp. “Massachusetts has an opportunity to be a national leader in solar energy, and its residents and businesses are more aware than ever of the potential for clean solar power to lower their utility costs. Nexamp’s fully-integrated project development capabilities, combined with our Solarize My Bill community solar program’s unparalleled savings, ensure that we will remain a key piece of the energy transformation within the Commonwealth and beyond.”
Jiminy Peak is not the only ski resort going solar. Earlier this year, three resorts in Lake Placid, New York went solar. Who will be next?
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