Solar Arbor

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The Solar Arbor made its debut in January 2014 at Brookline Climate Week in front of the Brookline Health Department building.

At its second stop, on Newton Centre Green, the Arbor is available for community events and sponsorship. In addition to showcasing a renewable energy source, it is also being used to provide a place for community engagement.

The result of a collaboration between Mary Dewart, Xchange Architects, and Susan Israel, the purpose of the arbor is to demonstrate that solar panels can be used on any structure, and at any scale.


2014.5.12.Solar Arbor 2 (640x480) If your home is not suited to panels, one panel in your garden is better than none. This Solar Arbor was donated by RevoluSun, a solar installer.

Artists John Powell will be using the energy output to create light projections, and Sally Fredkin will bring her art to the river rocks in the planters.

After Newton, the Solar Arbor will be travelling to the Emerald Necklace in Boston. Energy Necklace Project will be organizing an exhibition of  student-designed solar structures in 2015.

Contact us if you would like to sponsor the arbor, you have an event,  or you have ideas for us!