Located in the heart of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, Hyannis Country Garden is a full-service, family-owned garden center that began as a produce stand in 1965. The center now uses approximately 205,000 kW hours of electricity every year. Its biggest energy draw comes from the greenhouses and irrigation systems that sustain its beautiful, hearty nursery stock. Starting in early February, Country Garden begins the indoor growing season while the cold New England winds blow outside. Capturing the wind — the very element that the greenhouses shelter young plants against — and turning it into energy became the root of Northern Power Systems’ direct business solution.