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Update on the Solar PV project at the Needham RTS

Although there aren’t any visible indications yet, the project to install a 3.7 Megawatt solar PV system on the closed landfill at the Needham RTS continues to move forward. The Town and the project developer, Brightfields, are working through the final details of a service agreement with the financing provider for the project. The Town …read more

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Needham is a Solarize community!

Green Needham Chair Michael Greis, Solar Coach Artie Crocker and Municipal Representative Tatiana Swanson traveled to Amherst on Monday, December 2nd for the formal announcement that Needham is one of the communities selected to participate in the second round of the 2013 Solarize Massachusetts program. Solarize Mass® is a community-focused, grassroots solar energy marketing, education …read more

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Green Needham celebrates at the 4th of July parade

Green Needham celebrated Independence Day at the Needham 4th of July parade this year. Headed by an all-electric Nissan Leaf sedan, Green Needham members were joined by Needham homeowners who have installed solar PV systems on their roofs. We celebrated both freedom from the gas pump and the independence of producing your own electricity. Since …read more

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Solar Team Introductory Webinar

If you were not available to attend one of our two Solar Team Introductory webinars, you can review the presentation materials here. Both a slideshow (below) PDF are available. We’ll also post any follow-up information from the webinars. The webinars were held: Wednesday, February 20th at 7:30 pm Thursday, February 28th at 7:30 pm Contact …read more

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Accelerate renewable solar energy in Needham – join our Solar Team

Green Needham is expanding its Solar Team. Join us and help accelerate renewable solar energy in Needham. We’re hosting two “armchair” web meetings to introduce the opportunities for growing solar energy in Needham. You don’t have to have a lot of time – or experience with solar – to help. Our plans include: Solar at …read more

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Solar Committee begins its work

The town Solar Committee has begun to investigate options for installing solar at municipal facilities in Needham. The committee is considering the issues related to installing solar at the RTS and also on the rooftops of some municipal buildings. In the early stages of their work, the 7 member group, plus the town representatives Ann Dorfman …read more

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Green Kids

Green Kids groups are active at each of Needham’s Elementary Schools. These student groups, guided by volunteer teachers and parents, organize and run energy and environment-themed educational and service programs at their schools and in the community.

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Selectmen appoint Solar Exploratory Committee at their November 14th meeting

The Selectmen will appoint the members of the Solar Exploratory Committee at their November 14th meeting. The Committee, authorized by the Selectmen at their September 11th meeting, generated strong interest from Needham citizens interested in serving. The seven residents selected to serve are: Jonathan Bracken Liz Driscoll Ed Friedman Dan Goodman David Harris Kathleen Phelps …read more

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Selectmen vote to appoint Solar Exploratory Committee

Needham took a step toward deploying solar PV at the closed landfill this past Tuesday, September 11th, when the Board of Selectmen voted to appoint a Solar Exploratory Committee. The committee will have the ability to also look at possibilities for other town-owned land and buildings. The committee’s focus is practical and action-oriented. They are …read more

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Solar PV at the RTS and Home Energy Savings – Green Needham’s 2012-13 Initiatives

Green Needham’s September newsletter featured our two priority initiatives for 2012-13: Solar PV at the RTS – getting solar PV installed at the RTS to provide renewable energy and cost savings for the town Home Energy Savings – building on our success in the NStar Community Challenge to help more homeowners save energy and money …read more

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