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18-year-old Waterbury, VT native, Ava Thurston competes with some of the Worlds best in Canada this week

Waterbury, VT – March 22, 2022 –Green Lantern Solar, a specialized commercial and community solar developer leveraging its financing and project expertise to deliver a clean energy future, is sponsoring Harwood, VT High School senior, Ava Thurston in this week’s Canadian National XC Championships & US Super Tour Finals. Being held in Whistler, British Columbia, this event is one of the largest gatherings of the most talented skiers from both Canada and the U.S.

The 18-year-old Waterbury, VT native, who races for local club ski team, Mansfield Nordic Club and Harwood High School, is fresh off a clean sweep at the Junior National Cross Country Ski Championships in Minneapolis, MN where she took all four gold medals in her age division.

“I’m excited to get the chance to mix it up with some speedy older skiers!” said Thurston

Green Lantern Solar has sponsored Thurston for several years, including helping to send her to race internationally where she has consistently earned a spot as one of the world’s top junior (under 20) skiers. The company is committed to a mission of community support that includes sponsorship of numerous local non-profits, sports clubs and local renewable energy and environmental awareness events.

“It is an honor to continue to support Ava as she goes up against the world’s best. She is an incredible athlete and person who continues to strive to be the best with a very mature and positive attitude,” said Green Lantern CEO Luke Shullenberger. “As a renewable energy company, with a goal of aggressively combatting climate change through a rapid transition to carbon-free energy, we feel we have a duty to support winter sports and to promote policy that will protect the places and lifestyles that are at risk due to climate change.”

Green Lantern Solar has completed more than 100 commercial DG, community solar and solar + storage projects and operates or owns approximately 65 MW throughout Vermont, New England and the Northeast.

About Green Lantern Solar
Founded in 2011 on the principles of teamwork and trust, Green Lantern Solar (GLS) is committed to delivering a clean energy future. GLS brings its in-house financial and development expertise to commercial and community solar projects, enabling businesses, the public sector, education and healthcare organizations to achieve their sustainability goals. The company’s deep roots in finance combined with environmental stewardship and transactional expertise ensure success for each project deployment and the communities they serve. With more than 65 megawatts completed, GLS delivers results-driven project origination, development and financing. For more information, visit or follow us @GrnLntrn on Twitter and LinkedIn.