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New Hampshire looks to an island in the Atlantic for an example in renewable energy
The Isles of Shoals sits off the coast of New Hampshire and Maine. About 10 miles off the coast of New Hampshire, there's a little island that could be a snapshot of what our future on the mainland might look like when it comes to renewable energy. Appledore Island is home to the Shoals Marine Laboratory, run jointly by the University of New Hampshire and Cornell University. But it's also a laboratory of sorts for engineering a grid that runs on a high percentage of renewable energy — a place where the challenges and opportunities of using lots of solar and wind are already playing out, years ahead of the mainland.