Shelter first in state to run on renewable energyThe Portland Press Herald reports on new renewable energy systems for the York County Shelter Programs in Alfred, Maine:

Formerly homeless residents have begun moving into the first shelter facility in Maine to
get most of its heat and half its electricity from renewable energy sources.

Vinton Hall is an eight-unit building next to the York County Shelter in Alfred. The
heavily insulated apartment house has solar panels that warm water and generate
electricity. Much of the space heat comes from a high-efficiency wood boiler.

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