Zen Mountain Monastery
In the spring of 2010, we installed a 25 kW PV array at the Zen Mountain Monastery in Mt. Tremper, NY. Located on 230 acres in the Catskill Mountains, ZMM offers retreats, residential programs, and monastic training for men and women from around the world. A large year-round organic garden provides much of the monastery’s food, as well as an opportunity for practitioners to experience and focus on outdoor manual work.
ZMM’s strong vision of incorporating solar into their operation inspired us to add momentum. Using a NYSERDA grant to help pay for equipment, SOLARgeneration donated time and resources for the design, permitting, and installation of the array. Since the installation of the initial 25 kW array, ZMM expanded their vision of clean energy. They’ve since hired us to install a 4 kW array for the Bookstore, a 4 kW array for the A-frame cottages, and a second 25 kW array for the newly constructed Dragon Hall.