GroSolar Wins Awards for 3 Projects

White River Junction — GroSolar has been honored for three projects constructed last year in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

A 1.5-megawatt project that integrated solar modules into the landscape at Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania received awards from the American Council of Engineering Companies’ Pennsylvania Chapter and the Philadelphia Chapter of the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers during a ceremony in Hersey.

The Keystone Solar Project, a 6-megawatt solar project on a 30-acre farm in Lancaster County, Pa., won one of the three Photovoltaic Project of Distinction awards, and the 1.8-megawatt Camden (N.J.) Solar Center, which is built over the top of 6 acres of open-water sewage treatment tanks, received an honorable mention during the 2013 PV America East Conference from the Solar Energy Industries Association and the Solar Electric Power Association.

GroSolar, based in White River Junction, is a large commercial- and utility-scale solar engineering, procurement and construction firm.

Company News

Justin Hoyt of Newport, chef at Molly’s Restaurant in Hanover, was named grand champion of the “New Hampshire Mac and Cheese Bake Off” sponsored by the Granite State Dairy Promotion Board. Hoyt was honored for his “Robie Farm Rigatoni.”

The annual competition took place at the Grappone Center in Concord on Jan. 19 and featured 28 different recipes in four different categories. More than 800 people attended the annual event.

Upcoming Events

Vermont Small Business Development Center is offering a four-hour workshop on how to start your own business and write a business plan. The course will be offered on Feb. 27, from 1 to 5 p.m., at the Hartford Municipal Building, 171 Bridge St., in Room 204.

The workshop is designed as a step-by-step guide for starting a business in Vermont for the first-time business owner:

Space is limited. To register for the workshop sign up online at (click on the training tab). For registration questions, please email Heather Gonyaw at The registration fee of $99 includes a workbook in hardcopy and .pdf format.

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