The company believes there will be more projects built on roadsides where panels can be situated for high efficiency, Scorsone said. Carver’s installation can also be expanded to two ranks of panels along the 1,200-foot-long, 50-foot-wide easement, quadrupling its energy-generation capacity.
The company also installed underground power lines connected to the treatment plant for the new water district. Created at least in part to attract new business to the town’s Route 44 corridor, the North Carver Water District began pumping water a year ago, and now serves about 60 customers, both residential and commercial.
“Businesses know it’s a good deal,” Hunter said.
State officials said the Route 44 solar project is a good deal, too, helping the town while promoting the state’s goal of expanding sustainable energy sources.
“This project is an example of the administration’s commitment to making smart investments in energy efficiency and renewable energy,” Mark Sylvia, commissioner of the Department of Energy Resources, said last week.
Sylvia said he’s looking forward to the official ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the project, scheduled for 10 a.m. Oct. 5 at the water treatment plant on Pleasant Street.
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