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
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
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
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
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
Green Needham’s wind feasibility study to evaluate the possibility of generating wind power at the RTS took several steps forward this month while a companion project determined that the site could also support 1 MW (Megawatt) of solar photovoltaic energy generation. Late in February, the Town received word that the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection …read more
The January 21, 2010 Green Needham meeting featured a review of 2009 accomplishments and 2010 goals for the sustainability projects going on under the Green Needham umbrella – projects involving Green Needham and collaborating organizations. Green needham meeting 2010 01-21 View more presentations from Green Needham.