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Officials Celebrate New Easton Solar Array

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

The new solar array on Prospect Street in Easton. Credit: Greg M. Cooper/Borrego Solar
The new solar array on Prospect Street in Easton. Credit: Greg M. Cooper/Borrego Solar
Local and state officials on Wednesday held a ribbon-cutting for a new 1.9-megawatt solar array in Easton that officials say will save the town about $185,000 a year in energy costs.

The array was constructed on Prospect Street at the site of an old landfill. It went online late last year. Officials say it will generate enough power for 235 homes a year.

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

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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