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Yogaville Goes Solar

Aug 28, 2017 06:23PM

Satchidananda Ashram-Yogaville, in Buckingham, is a unique cooperative community, spiritual center and Integral Yoga academy that offers yoga programs from world-renowned instructors and maintains a unique Light of Truth Universal Shrine (LOTUS) temple, celebrating the unity in all religions. Now, they are implementing renewable solar energy to help power their campus.

      With a large meeting hall, two large dormitories, a library, a teaching academy and more than a dozen other facilities, energy costs comprise a large portion of Yogaville’s expenses. They found that solar energy had evolved enough over the past few years to become not only affordable, but a good investment for the future of the community. Generating an anticipated cost savings of $20,000 per year, the solar roof array designed for Sivananda Hall is also a solid expression of Yogaville’s principles in standing for a healthy planet through the use of clean energy. The pilot project is in the design stage and should be installed by the end of the year.

For more information, visit Yogaville.org.