News : Solar panels coming soon to Eliot DPW

Apr 5, 2013

From Portsmouth Herald

By Roger Wood

ELIOT, Maine — In the next several weeks, 160 electricity-producing solar panels should be arriving at the town's Department of Public Works garage off Route 236.

When installed on the roof of the building, the panels should produce some 42,000 kilowatts of power during sunny days.

The town's Energy Committee said the panels, manufactured by Maine-based ReVision Energy, will be installed free of charge on the reinforced roof, and maintained by the company for six years. In return, the town will pay ReVision 2 cents per kilowatt hour below Central Maine Power Company's rate, approved by the Public Utilities Commission. Under the approved plan, the company will lease the roof for $1 a year.

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