Somerville GreenTech Program Partners Launches with Hyper-local Weather Stations Pilot


SOMERVILLE – The City of Somerville will soon be receiving hyper-local weather and temperature data that can be used for purposes ranging from planning snow clearing to analyzing localized climate change effects, thanks to their new Somerville GreenTech Program. The new green tech initiative offers companies the opportunity to pilot their green products and services in Somerville, while holding events to bring green technology innovators together with municipal officials and other industries—all in an effort to make Somerville a resilient and carbon neutral city.

Somerville-based startup Understory, a weather analytics company, recently installed solar-powered weather stations on two Somerville schools close to the company’s offices in Greentown Labs. The hyper-local weather data gathered will be used by the City and will also be publicly accessible online.  It is the inaugural project in the Somerville GreenTech Program, which challenged green tech companies to give their best product pitch as part of a Request for Information (RFI) issued last fall. The GreenTech Program aims to meet both the needs of emerging green tech companies and the City’s sustainability goals.

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