Green Street Brings Renewable Energy to the Largest Living-History Museum in the Northeast
STAMFORD, Conn., Sept. 8, 2017 — An outdoor living-history museum depicting a rural New England town from the 1830s, is now powered by a 1.8 MW solar ground mount, owned and operated by Green Street Power Partners, LLC.
Green Street purchased this completed project from a local company. The solar system will provide power at a discounted rate for 25 years to Old Sturbridge Village (OSV), which welcomes more than 250,000 visitors annually. Green Street is proud to support this extraordinary museum preserving 40 original historic buildings on 200 acres, while also providing savings to OSV’s new charter public school – Old Sturbridge Academy.
OSV is excitedly awaiting the upcoming commission date. “Old Sturbridge Village plays a critical role in the Northeast by keeping the rich history of our region alive,” commented Jim Donahue, President and CEO of OSV. “That’s why joining the renewable energy movement is so important to us. We’re reducing our electricity expenses, and in turn putting those savings back into the museum to make sure we’re able to continue providing a robust and affordable educational experience to all of our visitors.”
Green Street continues the rapid expansion of its project diversity “OSV is such a distinct venture,” stated Scott Kerner, CEO and Co-founder of Green Street. “How often do you get the opportunity to simultaneously power one of the most prestigious history museums and a school?” he added.
Green Street is placing a strong focus on powering schools with the addition of Old Sturbridge Academy alongside its solar projects at Attleboro School District, The League School, and Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical High School.
About Old Sturbridge Village
Old Sturbridge Village, the largest outdoor history museum in the Northeast, depicts a rural New England town of the 1830s. Guests are invited into more than 40 original buildings, including homes, meetinghouses, a district school, country store, bank, a working farm, three water-powered mills, and trade shops – all situated on more than 200 scenic acres. Visitors can meet heritage breed farm animals and interact with authentically costumed staff.
About Green Street Power Partners, LLC
Green Street Power Partners provides solar energy systems to homes and businesses throughout the northeast. Headquartered in Stamford, CT, Green Street has grown from two founders to more than 40 employees in less than two years. Green Street continues to experience rapid growth with 100 MW of commercial and community solar projects in development. As they expand their solar coverage, Green Street consistently provides the best available solar technology coupled with an unwavering commitment to customer service. To find out more about Green Street Power Partners, visit greenstreetsolarpower.com.