Solar Moonshot Grant Recipient

Kroka Expeditions

Marlow, New Hampshire
"While we know that solar technologies are not 100% efficient nor fully sustainable, it is an important and critical step forward to utilize these technologies so that they become better and more financially accessible over time. Regenerative practices in every sphere of human activity, including harnessing the energy of the sun, are essential action steps for humans to take if we wish to sustain life on this planet. Here on our campus, we have perfect exposure, and installing photovoltaic panels was just one piece of the puzzle in divorcing our infrastructure from fossil fuels while investing in clean energy sources. We plan to install solar thermal, micro hydro and wind systems, and already use a wood boiler for heat as well as composting toilets and grey water systems for our waste. We will also be sharing our sustainably produced energy with our community by tying into the grid. At Kroka, education is our goal, and as such we teach children about energy sustainability so that they may learn and become invested in pursuing sustainability work in their future. We are also highly committed to both teaching our students and dedicating ourselves to practicing energy conservation, to reduce our consumption of electricity on campus. With the financial savings from this project, we will be using our resources to provide scholarships to more students who are in need of financial aid."
-Misha Golfman, Co-Founder & Executive Director
System Description:
12
kW-DC
Solar Power System
Environmental Benefit Equivalencies (25 Years)
Coal Burned Icon
290,492
Pounds of Coal Burned
Home Energy Icon
45
Homes' Electricity Use for 1 Year
Forest Sequestration Icon
344
Acres of U.S. Forest CO2 Sequestration for 1 Year
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