Cavendish town offices, facilities go solar

After several years of discussion, planning and hard work, the Town of Cavendish solar array has gone on-line and is now feeding electric power into the grid to support Cavendish municipal buildings and facilities.

Cavendish Town Offices and facilities are now feeding solar power onto the electric grid.

Cavendish Town Offices and facilities are now feeding solar power onto the electric grid.

To celebrate this watershed event, the town will hold a Grand Opening Celebration and ribbon-cutting at the new Cavendish Municipal Solar ArrayΒ  at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 9.

All citizens and residents of Cavendish are invited to attend. The ceremonies will begin at the Solar Array site, located off Power Plant Road next to the wastewater treatment plant. After the ribbon-cutting and remarks by the assembled dignitaries, there will be a reception with light refreshments at the Cavendish Town Offices, 37 High St. in Cavendish.

The solar array is designed to produce 148 kW of ac solar power as a net-metered system. The array feeds all electricity that it generates into the electric grid, and Green Mountain Power offsets that generated electricity against the electricity used by the town offices, the transfer station, the water filtration plant and the wastewater treatment system.

For more information about the celebration or about the Cavendish solar array, contact the Cavendish Town Office at 802-226-7291. For planning purposes the town requests that if you plan to attend please RSVP to Cavendishsolar@CavendishVT.org.

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  1. Bob says:

    Tale of two neighboring towns and their leaders’ approach to solar. One takes quick money payments that diminishes in value over time (if their delays haven’t killed the project completely) and the other sets its taxpayers up with a stable energy source and price for the next 25+ years. If Chester wants economic growth and vitality, it has to use the tools it can control to make a sustainable quality of life for its residents.