Jiminy Peak to go 80 percent renewable through new solar project

Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort is about to get a bit greener — and not just because the snow is melting.

By late summer, a 2.4 megawatt solar array is expected to come online near Jiminy Peak that will boost the facility’s use of renewable energy to roughly 80 percent of its needs, putting it on the leading edge of ski resorts that use renewables to reduce their need for power from the public grid.

The solar array will save the resort between $30,000 and $40,000 each year in the cost of electricity.

But it’s not easy getting green.

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