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Roswell’s Mimosa Hall gets $25K for solar installation

A project to install solar panels on the roof of Mimosa Hall in Roswell got a $25,000 boost with a donation by Georgia-Pacific. FRIENDS OF MIMOSA HALL & GARDENS via Facebook
A project to install solar panels on the roof of Mimosa Hall in Roswell got a $25,000 boost with a donation by Georgia-Pacific. FRIENDS OF MIMOSA HALL & GARDENS via Facebook

Advancing their effort to make Mimosa Hall in Roswell “the oldest net zero home in America,” the Friends of Mimosa Hall & Gardens announced a partnership with Georgia-Pacific to help install solar panels on the roof of the historic building.

Georgia-Pacific donated $25,000 for the solar project. An anonymous donor is giving $50,000, and additional gifts are coming in from dozens of local families and organizations, said Mike Harris, president of the Friends of Mimosa board. Cadmus Construction, a Roswell environmental design company, donated the design and some components and will oversee the installation.

“We couldn’t do it without these community partners,” Harris said.

Mimosa Hall is a Greek Revival mansion built in 1841 and acquired by Roswell for $3 million in 2017. The proposed solar installation will consist of thin, electricity-generating, rooftop panels that are promised to provide 100% of the building’s energy, saving the city roughly $5,000 a year in utility costs.

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