Sunapee “ice cream kids” hold Solar Open House, June 3

Beck Johnson (shown here scooping ice cream) opened the ice cream stand in 2010. He was age 10 at the time. He says the solar project is about ” social responsibility” that includes conserving energy, saving natural resources and reducing waste.

The “ice cream kids” at Sanctuary Dairy Farm Ice Cream on Route 103 in Sunapee are holding a Solar Open House on Sunday, June 3, from 12 to noon.

Beck Johnson, age 12, and his sister Maranda, 17, want you to know that the scoop shop is now powered by renewable energy… from the sun.

They completed the solar project in February 2012. And you can earn about the installation on Sunday.

Experts from New England Solar Concepts and On Point Energy Solutions will be on hand to answer questions and discuss renewable energy.

The system is fixed mounted, Mage photovolatic cell panels that supply electricity to the ice cream shop and the home. Excess electricity feeds back into the grid.

Stop by, take a tour, learn about solar energy, and enjoy some ice cream.

Sanctuary Dairy Farm Ice Cream, 209 Route 103, is open daily: Monday-Thursday, 2-8 p.m., and Friday-Sunday, 12-9 p.m.

The farm stand, located across from the ice cream windows, offers New Hampshire dairy products and local produce and baked goods. It is open daily Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

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