So many clichés revolve around the notion that what is beautiful to one may in fact be anything but beautiful to some one else. Well, in this blog, I am talking about alternative energy, specifically, solar and wind. While I am sure there are more, I am most familiar with these two: Draker Laboratories in Burlington, Vermont, and Northern Power Systems in Barre, Vermont.

Draker Laboratories

Draker Labs provides highly accurate and reliable turnkey monitoring solutions that help owners and operators of commercial- and utility-scale PV systems maximize the efficiency and profitability of their solar assets. Draker’s Sentalis™ monitoring suite combines proven field instrumentation with an intuitive web-based data management system and unmatched customer support.

Northern Power SystemsPleasant Valley Real Estate and alternative energy

Northern Power Systems has over 30 years of experience developing and manufacturing advanced, innovative wind turbines. The company’s next generation wind turbine technology is based on a vastly simplified architecture that utilizes a unique combination of permanent magnet generators and direct-drive design.

I have always found wind turbines to be stately structures, the modern day wind mills. They appeal to me, Contrarily others will say that solar is by far more beautiful. Thus… beauty is the in the eye of the beholder.

Inspiration Beyond Vermont

Recently I attended a conference in Florida, and I was checking out what I thought was a bus stop.

Alternative energy in Vermont

As I approached I realized it was a solar panel array with a nice architectural flare.

Solar power and Pleasant Valley Real Estate

WOW that looks pretty cool… an ah-ha moment for sure.

So now my perspective of what is beautiful in the alternative energy world has been broadened and I will keep an open mind regarding the variety of energy resources now and future.

Pick of the Week

Once again, beauty is in the eye of the beholder! Behold this charming reproduction home featuring much of yesteryear’s charm with today’s construction. Exterior features include views both west and east with sunshine all day long; an attached over-sized two-car garage; and a screened-in porch off the master bedroom. Interior features include a formal dinning room and large open kitchen with eating area; a spacious formal living room, and a wood stove and hearth to keep it warm; an office on main level with a fireplace; and a family room upstairs. The master bedroom is extra large and has an attached enclosed porch with screens and windows. The house sits on 3+ acres.

Click HERE for a virtual tour, and when you’re ready to see it in person, contact me and we’ll go together.

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