Sunday, July 25, 2010

Keeper's house at Five Mile Point Lighthouse might go solar

Five Mile Point Lighthouse is a familiar landmark to the thousands of people who visit Lighthouse Point Park in New Haven, Connecticut each summer. The 1847 lighthouse's neighbors include one of New England's most beautiful carousels. You can read all about the park and its offerings by clicking here.

The former keeper's house has long served as a residence for New Haven city workers. The city’s Office of Sustainability and the Board of Parks Commissioners want to add 20 solar panels to the house; you can read more here.

Parks Director Bob Levine points out, “The lighthouse is an icon of New Haven, so having it lit by solar energy would be a symbol of our commitment [to sustainable energy use].”