Sanborn Mills Farm – Loudon, NH

By the numbers:

System size:  62.73 kilowatts (193 solar panels)

System output:  70,163 kilowatt-hours/year

CO₂ reduction:  68,759 pounds/year

 

Sanborn Mills Farm is a nonprofit organization in Loudon, New Hampshire, that focused on authentic, hands-on education in craft and traditional farming. Hoping to education and inspiring future generations with tools of the past, their commitment to empowering young and old now includes teaching about sustainability and renewable solar energy that powers the farm.

Working with our Brentwood, NH, team, Sanborn Mills Farm installed a 62.73 rooftop array across several of its buildings. The 193 solar panels produce over 70,000 kwh of solar energy every year, offsetting nearly 69,000 lbs. of carbon emission pollution.

This project was financed through a Power Purchase Agreement, meaning the Sanborn Mills Farm paid no upfront fee to install the solar panels. Instead, an investor pays for the upfront cost through a fund managed by ReVision, while the farm pays for the power generated from the solar panels each month instead of paying for power from the grid. After a period of time, the farm can opt to buy the system from the investor (at a significantly reduced price) and own all the solar power generated outright!

Explore more photos of their solar project installation and gorgeous facilities below.