Community projects that may be outside the CCI involvement but worth knowing about!
Off Grid Solar at Recycling Center
A small off-grid solar project is now taking shape at the Cornish Recycling Center.
The Cornish Energy Committee would like to express its deepest appreciation to the NH Charitable Foundation’s James Tasker Covered Bridges Fund for its grant of $3,275.00 to make this renewable energy project possible.
Two 480 watt Qcell solar panels are already roof-mounted, and ground rods, PVC conduit, and a combiner box have been installed. The inverter and two LiFePO4 batteries are next. LINK This small solar array with battery backup will provide a few lights and outlets in one of the buildings, to make life a little easier for Recycling Center staff, and will also act as an ongoing educational tool for town residents, to demonstrate how solar systems and batteries work.
The award of $3,275.00 covers the cost of materials. Many thanks to Tony Newton, Richard Thompson, Bill Cable and other volunteers for their hard work and donated time.
Anyone is welcome to come by and see what we are doing.
Sincere thanks again to the James Tasker Fund for making this project possible.
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Earth Day at the Flat was a big success, despite the cold, windy weather. In the store people enjoyed the bake sale, socializing and listening to live music organized by Jim Fitch.
On the triangle, the Cornish Fish welded by Jo Ann Clifford and completed by Henry Homeyer and Cindy Heath, got a name: “Goldie Fish” as suggested by Una Kruidenier, a first grader at Cornish Elementary School. She picked up on the Gold fabric stripes on the sides of the 12-foot long welded sculpture collecting #1 ands #2 plastic bottles for recycling. The school’s art program provided “Fish Facts” about the damages to fish by plastic discarded into our waterways. And each child got a free ice cream sandwich for suggesting a name! Una won bragging rights!
Free pansies and other garden plants were offered by Nancy Wightman. EVs were on display with Bill Cable providing information about them. Ruth Bassette joined Bill in a display of their E-Bikes. Jim Schubert created three wonderful art works of the world on canvas flying above the Flat.
All in all a well attended and fun day but cold enough to cancel the picnic and nature treasure hunt planned for the children.