Tupelo Music Hall : Powered By The Sun
It’s true that it’s all about the music, but when Tupelo Music Hall moved from our farmhouse to our new location we didn’t stop at fine-tuning the acoustics. Once we’d carefully considered the listening experience inside our building, we thought about our impact on the planet outside and we decided it had to be about more than just the music. So, we’re investing in energy efficiency and sustainability, working to cut our carbon footprint with LED lighting, and thoughtful sourcing, like using only biodegradable cups. Now we are going even further to reduce the toll of carbon emissions on our planet with renewable energy.
Since October of 2018 we have stepped up our sustainable practices by offsetting all of our electrical usage with solar panels, making us the first (and currently only) solar-powered music venue in New Hampshire, and New England. We worked with Brentwood, NH-based ReVision Energy to install a 100.16 kilowatt grid-tied solar electric system.
When the sun is shining, the 313 solar panels on our rooftop produce electricity that is either used in real-time by the music hall, or fed back to the grid where it benefits our community (and earns us a credit). Each year, the system will generate roughly 113,721 kilowatt-hours (kWhs) of electricity, offsetting the equivalent of over 207,000 miles driven in a gas-powered car.
To see what Tupelo Music Hall’s system is producing, both today and across its lifetime, click HERE.