Green Lantern Solar has completed construction of a 133-kW solar array on Sugarbush Resort property, adding to the ski destination’s existing solar portfolio. A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new array is being planned for Monday, Feb. 8, 2021.
This new array, located along the north edge of Lot F at Lincoln Peak, is the sixth Green Lantern array for the company, and the first one located on Sugarbush property. The other five arrays in the Sugarbush portfolio are located throughout Vermont and combine to provide Sugarbush with 2.3 MW of power annually, accounting for approximately $130,000 in annual utility savings. According to Sugarbush Resort’s public relations manager, John Bleh, “that’s enough electricity to power all of Mt. Ellen’s operations with room to spare.”
The credits from the Green Lantern array are being used to cover the electricity consumption for the Mountain Wastewater Treatment Plant, EV Charging Stations at Lincoln Peak, Mt. Ellen’s vehicle maintenance building and employee housing.
“We are very excited to continue to support development of renewable energy generation in Vermont and host a solar array front and center at Sugarbush,” said Kevin Babic, Sugarbush’s CFO. “This project helps us move our sustainability goals forward to continue greening up our operations.”
“The relationship with Sugarbush has been great. When we approached Win Smith a few years ago he was very supportive and thought that solar fit well with Sugarbush’s broader mission to incorporate more sustainability practices into the resort.” said Green Lantern president Luke Shullenberger. “It’s nice to add a very visible project at the resort to the portfolio. Here’s to snowy nights and bluebird days at Sugarbush!”
News item from Green Lantern Solar