Community Supported Power: Like a CSA for Solar Energy

WESTHAMPTON – Farm-share customers at Intervale Farm can pick up fresh produce such as peas, tomatoes and corn from the South Road farm. And soon, that list may grow to include something more unusual – solar power. W.H. Bennett Inc., an electrical and energy-contracting company based on Martha’s Vineyard, is proposing a 650-kilowatt solar array to be built on two …

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Island Businesses, Charter School Celebrate Start of Solar Era

A soft buzz of 250,000 watts of energy echoed off of Watcha Path in Edgartown on Thursday afternoon. “Listen to that hum,” Bill Bennett told a group of Martha’s Vineyard Public Charter School students standing next to several transformers at Mr. Bennett’s new solar array. The hum Mr. Bennett spoke of was that of energy being produced by 2,500 new …