Cavendish Celebrates New Solar Array
Mon. Feb 9, 11 a.m.
Solar Array Site
The Town of Cavendish has discussed “Going Solar” for
several years and has finally reached the turning point. After much planning
and discussion, and after much very hard work, the town-owned solar array has
gone on-line and is now feeding electric power into the grid to support
Cavendish municipal buildings and facilities.
To celebrate this watershed event, the town will hold a
Grand Opening Celebration and ribbon cutting at the new Cavendish Municipal
Solar Array on Monday, February 9, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. All citizens and residents
of Cavendish are invited to attend. The ceremonies will begin at the Solar
Array site, which is located off Power Plant Road next to the wastewater
treatment plant. After the ribbon cutting and remarks by the assembled
dignitaries there will be a reception with light refreshments at the Cavendish
Town Offices, 37 High Street in Cavendish.
The solar array is designed to produce 148 kW of ac solar
power as a net-metered system. The array feeds all electricity that it
generates into the electric grid, and Green Mountain Power offsets that
generated electricity against the electricity used by the Town offices, the
transfer station, the water filtration plant and the wastewater treatment
For more information about the celebration or about the Cavendish
solar array, please contact the Cavendish town office at 802-226-7291. For planning purposes the town requests that
if you plan to attend please rsvp to Cavendishsolar@CavendishVT.org.