Sponsor solar at the Arboretum

Sponsor solar power at the Arboretum

Support renewable energy for the Weld Hill Research Building

In 2016, the Arboretum launched a major initiative to reduce emissions and cut energy costs with the installation of two solar arrays to help power the Hunnewell Building and Dana Greenhouses. In 2019 the Arboretum broke ground on the Weld Hill Solar Project:

  • 1,297 solar panels
  • Will generate more than 25% of the energy required annually to support research and
    education at the Weld Hill Research Building
  • Unique battery storage array to reduce peak demand on local electrical grid
  • Will keep the equivalent of 401 metric tons of carbon out of the atmosphere per year

The Weld Hill Solar Project will incorporate a native-focused pollinator meadow beneath the panel arrays to support local insect biodiversity.
Photo by Robert Mayer

Join us in making the Arnold Arboretum more sustainable and responsive to climate change. Support the Weld Hill Solar Project by sponsoring one or multiple panels at $1000 each, or with a gift of any amount, and work with us to honor our commitment to conserving our planet’s biodiversity.

Contribute online, phone a credit card or securities donation to 617.384.5043, or mail a check with our printable donation form to:

Janetta Stringfellow
Director of Institutional Advancement
Arnold Arboretum
125 Arborway, Boston, MA 02130