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The Future Is All Solar At Hampshire College


     Hampshire College is on its way to becoming 100 percent solar for the electricity used on campus.  It is believed to be a first for a residential college anywhere in the United States.

     Tests were conducted Tuesday to clear the way for the college to connect the massive array of solar panels installed on two fields to the local electric grid.  

    Construction on the solar project started in the summer of 2016.  

    WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Hampshire College President Jonathan Lash.

Paul Tuthill is WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief. He’s been covering news, everything from politics and government corruption to natural disasters and the arts, in western Massachusetts since 2007. Before joining WAMC, Paul was a reporter and anchor at WRKO in Boston. He was news director for more than a decade at WTAG in Worcester. Paul has won more than two dozen Associated Press Broadcast Awards. He won an Edward R. Murrow award for reporting on veterans’ healthcare for WAMC in 2011. Born and raised in western New York, Paul did his first radio reporting while he was a student at the University of Rochester.
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