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Shelburne Farms

Shelburne Farms is a non-profit environmental education center, a 1,400-acre farm and a National Historic Landmark. This Vermont institution partnered with local utility Green Mountain Power and RGS Energy to create a “solar orchard” on the Farm’s land in 2010.
Shelburne Farms has set a goal to produce all its own electricity, and this 150 kW installation lays the groundwork for that goal to be completed. The three-quarter acre solar orchard site was carefully chosen to maintain the aesthetic and historical integrity of the Farm, and includes a public information kiosk with information about the project.
Size150 kW
Production217,500 kWh/year
PV modulesSuntech 280W (530 modules)
LocationShelburne, VT
Online since2010
System Offsets*AnnualLifetime
Pounds of CO2330,6938,267,325
Miles driven344,5688,614,200
Trees planted3,84696,150


*Calculations based on EPA Greenhouse Gas Equivalency Calculator. System lifetime is assumed to be 25 years.