The Town of Woolwich is Celebrating their New Clean Energy
The Town of Woolwich will be hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, January 11th at 10:00 am at the site of the town’s old landfill (236 Middle Road) to celebrate the installation of the town’s new solar array.
David King, Selectboard Chairman of the Town of Woolwich, will discuss what the project means to the town. A representative from ReVision Energy will discuss project details and offer a tour of the project site after the ribbon cutting event to anyone who is interested in learning more.
Portland-based ReVision Energy, a full-service, renewable energy contracting company has installed 78 photovoltaic panels on top of the town’s old landfill through a power purchase agreement (PPA) financing program, allowing the town to invest in solar energy with no upfront cost. The project will generate an estimated 29,656 kilowatt hours (kWh) of clean solar energy per year, helping to reduce energy costs and eliminate roughly 30,724 lbs. of greenhouse gas (CO2) emissions annually.
Nick Sampson, Commercial and Institutional Solar Consultant from ReVision Energy says "the Town of Woolwich was incredibly helpful and motivated throughout the proposal and decision making process for this project. We are very excited to see them start benefiting from their solar array which is projected to offset 99% of the Town's entire electricity consumption. Through the PPA, the Town was able to install this $75,000 project at no upfront cost, and will now receive a slight discount for each kilowatt-hour of solar electricity that the system produces. If the Town chooses to buy the array in year 7, we expect the project to save the Town more than $4,500 each year and pay itself back in just 10 years. With very low solar equipment costs and increasing utility rates, this is a great time for municipalities and other nonprofits to look into this clean energy technology."