[Vermont Biz] Vermont Business Magazine Encore Renewable Energy of Burlington announced today that the historic Silk Mill property on Emerald Street in downtown Keene, N.H., has begun generating electricity from a new solar rooftop system. The mill produced decorative silk yarns from textile factory waste in the early 20th century, and today is a mixed-use commercial space for light manufacturing, office, storage, and retail tenants. Tousley Property Management, owner of the building and the new solar project, will cut its energy costs and lock in long-term savings on electricity through the system.
Also, over the next 25 years, it will offset 2,375 metric tons of carbon dioxide, equal to the emissions from 5.8 million auto miles, and help the city of Keene meet its commitment to utilize 100% renewable electricity by 2030.
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