HATFIELD — The sun is shining on eight nonprofits in the Pioneer Valley this fall after a local family anonymously agreed to pay nearly $400,000 to install free solar power systems at each organization’s headquarters.
Northeast Solar, based in Hatfield, is building and installing the solar power systems, the first of which was successfully installed on the rooftop of Community Involved in Sustainable Agriculture in South Deerfield this week.
“The donors, like us, were motivated by both their passion for the community, and their passion for protecting the environment,” Northeast Solar President Greg Garrison said.
The other seven installations will grace the properties of the Amherst Survival Center, Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary in Easthampton, the Grove Street Inn homeless shelter in Northampton, Historic Northampton, Peace Development Fund in Amherst, Prospect Meadow Farm in Hatfield and ServiceNet in Northampton.
According to Garrison, the eight installations will save the chosen organizations over $500,000 in operating costs through …