Mid-State Health Center’s Little Antlers Learning Center Embraces Solar Power

Jul 5, 2023 | News

Mid-State Health Center’s Little Antlers Learning Center (LALC) is proud to announce the completion and installation of its new solar project. With a total of 215 solar panels installed, the 8,400-square-foot facility has embraced renewable energy to reduce the use of fossil fuels. The Little Antlers Learning Center is a state-of-the-art, energy-efficient building, equipped with high-efficiency heat pumps, and now, the latest solar technology.

Research has proven that childcare centers and other educational facilities make a good showcase for the benefits of solar photovoltaic electricity (also known as solar power). The pupils will share their education with their parents that solar energy is clean, limitless, and uses the sun for lighting, heating, and cooling. “Ultimately, we aim to promote responsibility and concern among children towards solar energy as an alternative source and introduce different ways of conserving and preserving energy,” said Alison Murphy, LALC’s Director.

One notable feature of the solar project is the inclusion of a television monitor in the main lobby. This monitor displays real-time information on the energy production of the solar array. Teachers, parents, and children can witness firsthand how the facility harnesses the power of the sun to generate clean, sustainable energy.

This $250,000 initiative was made possible by a generous grant provided by the Northern Border Regional Commission, and in collaboration with New Hampshire Electric Cooperative, and Power Systems Engineering, Inc. the installation was conducted by Catamount Solar, a reputable provider of solar energy solutions.

By adopting solar energy, Mid-State Health Center’s Little Antlers Learning Center demonstrates its commitment to environmental sustainability and the well-being of future generations. This solar project aligns with the center’s mission to create an educational environment that fosters ecological awareness, and natural curiosity, nurtures independence, and self-confidence and inspires a lifelong love of learning.

The installation of solar panels not only benefits the learning center but also contributes to a greener community. By reducing reliance on traditional energy sources, Mid-State Health Center’s Little Antlers Learning Center significantly decreases its carbon footprint and any excess solar power they generate will go back to the grid, helping others.

“We hope that by embracing solar power, we can inspire others in our community to make sustainable choices and work towards a greener future,” said Robert MacLeod, CEO Mid-State Health Center.

Mid-State Health Center’s Little Antlers Learning Center expresses its deepest gratitude to the Northern Border Regional Commission, New Hampshire Electric Cooperative, Power Systems Engineering, Inc., and Catamount Solar for their invaluable support and partnership in making this solar project a reality.