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Brattleboro Schools Go Solar

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Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Schools in Brattleboro recently made a commitment to solar power, when the town school board voted to “take part in a community … project that will provide renewable solar energy for all of the district’s buildings,” the Brattleboro Reformer reported.

According to the Reformer, the school board reached an agreement with Southern Vermont Renewable Energy (SOVEREN), which is currently seeking a permit to build a 500-kW solar farm in nearby Westminster, Vt.

“The school district,” notes the Reformer, “will not invest any money in the development of the solar farm.”

Brattleboro will receive a credit of 90 cents on the dollar, says SOVEREN spokesperson Josh Hilsdon, which will save the town $13,000 in electricity costs, The Commons reports.

According to Hilsdon, these net-metering credits “are likely to wipe out their bill entirely,” continues The Commons.

“It’s uncharted territory,” school board member David Schoales told the Reformer, “but there is no liability on the school’s part. It’s going to create jobs and give the schools access to sustainable power.”

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