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Archive of entries posted on August 2012

Who would pay for it?

There are multiple options for developing a PV array, but they break out into two general categories: land lease, where the municipality leases land to a private solar developer who builds, owns and operates the facility. The municipality incurs little or no financial cost in this arrangement. It benefits financially by entering into a long-term …read more

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How much electricity could be generated by a PV installation at the RTS?

Based on preliminary assessments, Green Needham believes that the area top of the capped landfill could support a 2-3 Megawatt (MW) Solar PV system. A 2 MW system would generate about 2.3 million kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity per year, or about 28% of the total electricity used by the Town’s Municipal and School buildings …read more

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Green Needham Participates in Volante’s Farm Field Day Event This Saturday

On Saturday August 18th, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., join Green Needham at Volante Farms to celebrate this year’s success in connecting Needham residents to residential energy efficiency programs. In addition to enjoying Volante’s Farm Field Day events and delicious local produce, you can find out about Green Needham’s present and future projects, get …read more

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