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Charter School eyes renewable energy system

The Martha’s Vineyard Public Charter School (MVPCS) not only wants to reduce its carbon footprint, but to erase that footprint entirely by the year 2010. The school will hold an informational community meeting about proposed plans for a renewable energy system to accomplish that goal on Tuesday, June 17, at 6:30 pm.

The Charter School’s quest to become a net-zero, carbon-neutral facility hinges on using a wind turbine to generate all of the building’s electricity and to run heat pumps for heating and cooling. Depending on the wind potential at the school’s State Road site in West Tisbury and the size of the turbine ultimately chosen, it also may produce enough electricity to sell some back to the electric grid.

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