Light, panels, action: Stockbridge celebrates its new 900-kW solar array (The Berkshire Eagle 5/3/18)
STOCKBRIDGE — Under a blazing sun, town leaders Wednesday toasted the completion of a solar array that is expected to generate significant savings — and income — for the town.
The 900-kilowatt Ameresco installation on the former town landfill is projected to yield an estimated $60,000 a year in electricity cost savings from National Grid and more than $1 million in combined power savings and tax revenue over the 20-year life of the solar farm.
"This exciting project demonstrates Stockbridge's commitment to increasing the percentage of power we use from sustainable renewable energy solutions, with the added benefit of reducing what the town pays for electricity," said Stephen Shatz, a former Select Board chairman who piloted the project since it was proposed in early 2015. (read more)
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