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New Easton Solar Array Online

The 1.9-megawatt solar array is expected to save the town $185,000 a year.

File photo.
File photo.
A 1.9-megawatt solar array that officials say will generate enough power for 235 homes a year has gone online.

The array was constructed on Prospect Street at the site of an old landfill. Officials say the array will save the town about $185,000 a year in energy costs.

The array was built by Borrego Solar Systems, a California-based company that has built more than a dozen arrays in Massachusetts.

On Wednesday at 10:30 a.m., local and state officials will hold a grand opening ceremony for the array.

Easton officials say the array is part of their goal to reduce municipal power consumption by 20 percent by the end of this year. The town has installed LED lighting and thermostat controls in public buildings and is currently installing LED streetlights and insulated garage doors at the Department of Public Works.

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