With a few short weeks left until completion, we're digging our way to a new driveway and access from the Whetstone Bridge.
When completed, both sides of the driveway will be at grade with the entrance to the store. Permeable paving will allow rain and melting snow to seep into the ground and reduce runoff into the Whetstone. In addition, the base layers under the paving will trap and help filter pollutants that would otherwise go into the Whetstone Brook, all part of our plan to minimize our impact on the stream.
Canopy glass installed
The glass canopies over the store entrance, designed to let light in while keeping rain and snow out, are now in place (one damaged panel will be installed at a later date).
Let the sun shine ...
We are very happy to report that one aspect of our building project is completed, and years ahead of schedule! Part of the 5-year plan for the new building, solar panels have been installed on the roof and were operating as of Friday.
We have Co-op Power Southern Vermont to thank for their help and perseverance. We also want to thank our shareholders who joined Co-op Power, giving their financial support to this joint effort. We're proud to be Co-op Power's first installation in southern Vermont.
Contact Tom Simon if you'd like more information about Co-op Power.
A Solar Source worker puts finishing touches on the installation.