Open Letter to the Town of Amherst, MA
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Open Letter to the Town of Amherst, MA

I wrote a letter to the editor of my local paper, laying out an alternative path for my town to take in its plans for going solar. It was published on October 22. On Tuesday, Oct. 27, Amherst will hold its second informational meeting about the town’s plan to go solar. While that is a laudable goal, it’s equally important we make certain we’re getting the best deal we can. Big dollars are at stake to the town and homeowners, property owners and business owners — and by extension to its tenants and patrons of local businesses. Assuming 2 or…
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Clark community solar project goes online
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Clark community solar project goes online

Participants in Clark Public Utilities' community solar project will gather to celebrate the project's completion with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the community solar array Wednesday morning. Community solar projects allow individuals within communities to pool their money to purchase shares of a solar array and split the benefits. Clark Public Utilities divided each of the 272 panels in an array into 12 "shares," priced them at $100, and allowed participants to purchase up to 100 of the 3,264 shares. The array was to be constructed on community property – in this case, a formerly empty corner of Clark Public Utilities'…
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