The Future Is All Solar At Hampshire College

Nov 29, 2017

Hampshire College President Jonathan Lash speaks at a ground breaking ceremony in 2016 for the school's solar power construction project. The college is about to connect its entire array of solar panels to the local electric grid and become 100 percent solar for its electricity used on an annualized basis.
Credit WAMC

     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.