WellesleyWeston Magazine

SUMMER 2012

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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"WE HAVE A GREATER APPRECIATION FOR THE VALUE OF THE SUN, AND WE FIND OURSELVES LOOKING FOR OTHER WAYS TO SAVE ENERGY." 9Nina Danforth Enlightening Information n HOMEPOWER.COM, Home Power Magazine n WWW.SRECTRADE.COM, see the Getting Started page n WWW.DSIREUSA.ORG, Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency, US Department of Energy n WWW.SUNWATCHMETER.COM/HOME/DAY/WELLESLEY-COLLEGE#, Wellesley College PV monitoring website n WWW.SOLRENVIEW.COM/CGI-BIN/CGIHANDLER.CGI?&SORT=PVI_ IDS&COND=SITE_ID=640, link to monitor WMLP n WWW.REALGOODSOLAR.COM, Real Good Solar, formerly Alteris Renewables n WWW.ENDLESSMTNSOLAR.COM, Endless Mountains Solar Services LLC n WWW.SUNBUGSOLAR.COM, Sunbug Solar, energy consulting and installation services n WWW.EMASS-SOLARSTORE.COM, Eastern Mass. Solar Store, Acton 9 9 9 using solar PV systems on the WMLP garage and the new high school. To help meet town goals, Wellesley residents are embracing the opportunity to participate in the Wellesley Renewable Energy pro- gram, paying an additional 4 cents/kWh to have 10, 25, 50, or 100 per- cent of their electric power from renewable sources. "We make it easy for those concerned about climate change," Joyce says. "Residents don't have to undertake a project at home or worry about aesthetics, and they can exit our program whenever they wish." NStar customers in Weston also can choose to pay a higher rate to get half or all their elec- tricity from a renewable source. Danforth and Jones are pleased that their solar PV system is reduc- ing their energy cost and consumption and CO2 output. "We have a greater appreciation for the value of the sun, and we find ourselves looking for other ways to save energy, " she notes. Writer CAROLYN ELLIS and her husband John Bulbrook recently installed a solar PV system at their home in Weston. 121 summer 2012 | WellesleyWeston Magazine COUR TESY OF SUNBUGSOLAR.COM

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