The savings have begun with brand new solar panels at the Public Works building & the Waste Water Treatment Facility that went live in January/February of 2018. Moving quickly to complete the projects before their permits expired, the town took advantage of a narrow window offered by the state to maximize the value of each kilowatt hour produced by solar panels on town property. At no cost to the town, Norwich Technologies installed the solar panels at the two town sites and will be responsible for their maintenance. The Public Works building will enjoy roughly a $3,000 annual reduction on its energy bill over the 25 year life of the panels and the Waste Water Treatment Facility will see about $7,000 in savings annually. In addition to these savings, the two renewable energy projects are carbon free, reducing the use of fossil fuels and helping to support the state’s commitment to meet 90% of its energy needs from renewable sources by 2050. For more information on these solar panels please contact Geoff Martin, the Hartford Energy Coordinator at 802 295 9353 ext. 223 or GMartin@Hartford-VT.org.
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