Cotuit Solar recently worked with Heather Draz of Wellfleet to facilitate a wonderful donation of twelve large storage batteries (each over 200 lbs.) to the Penikese Island School. The donated batteries replaced a battery bank that was past its useful life and are now part of a solar electric power system that supports refrigerators and other critical systems on the island. “I am very glad to support this wonderful school. Keep up the good work,” said Ms. Draz.
Jim Newman from Penikese said, “We are grateful to Heather for her generous donation that will support our programs on Penikese Island and enable students to continue to benefit from this wonderful educational opportunity.”
Penikese Island School is a non-profit that utilizes the natural classroom and laboratory of Penikese Island, a remote wildlife sanctuary in Buzzards Bay, to bring exceptional educational experiences to students from 4th grade through college-age. Penikese operates a summer science camp for middle-school girls, day trips during the spring and fall for grade-school classes and supports overnight programs up to a week in length for high school and college groups. Penikese works with public schools and other groups with limited funds to make the trips possible regardless of financial limitations,
with generous assistance from donations and grants.
Cotuit Solar, the most experienced solar installer on Cape Cod and the islands, with over 34 years of experience installing solar systems is passionate about renewable energy and conserving natural resources and believes small actions by many are the means to a sustainable future.