School district starts solar project
BRATTLEBORO — A new project will provide renewable solar energy for school district buildings in Brattleboro.
The school board has signed an agreement with Southern Vermont Renewable energy, or Soveren, a Westminster-based solar installation company.
Soveren is developing a 500-kilowatt solar farm in Westminster.
The Brattleboro Reformer reports the panels will generate the electricity and send it into the Green Mountain Power grid. Meters on the Green Street, Oak Meadow and Academy schools will track the electricity used in the buildings. Any excess power generated in Westminster will offset the district’s bills.
The district estimates it could save up to $13,000 annually.