Published DateWOLFEBORO — Longer spring days and a new solar hot water system will begin to bring energy savings to Wolfeboro's first permanently affordable housing development. This month, Harriman Hill owners Eastern Lakes Region Housing Coalition and Laconia Area Community Land Trust are celebrating the installation of 10 solar systems to provide hot water for 24 new permanently affordable apartments.
Partial financing for the solar installation at Harriman Hill was provided by the following funds of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation: Arthur & Esther Nighswander Fund, Fund for Housing, Rogers Family Trust for the Lakes Region, Thomas W. Haas Fund, Wolfeboro Fund.
The installation team, ReVision Energy of N.H. and Maine, estimates that the clean energy produced by the Harriman Hill solar hot water systems should offset 2,000-2,250 gallons of propane per year or 26,000-29,250 pounds of carbon dioxide per year.
The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation manages a growing collection of charitable funds created by individuals, families and businesses. It awards $30 million annually in grants and scholarships. Based in Concord, the foundation roots itself in the communities through regional advisory boards, serving communities throughout New Hampshire, southeastern Maine and eastern Vermont. More information is available at www.nhcf.org or by calling 224-6641.