Town officials plan to move forward with an ordinance that would require some new developments to be ready to accept solar panels.
As of Jan. 1, 2018, all new buildings and construction in Watertown must be solar ready. However, the Town Council’s Economic Development and Planning Committee on Wednesday suggested that is not enough.
“If you can make it solar ready, you can make it solar,” said committee chair Susan Falkoff. “The issue of solar readiness is no longer relevant, either you can do solar or you can’t do solar. There’s no point in being solar ready if you can’t do solar.”
Solar systems, generally speaking, need to be placed on reinforced roofs that don’t receive much shade and on buildings which have electrical infrastructure able to handle the power generated. (read more)
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