Mass. Schools Eye Solar Power at Off-Site Facility

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

The Silver Lake Regional School Committee has authorized its attorney to begin negotiating a power purchase agreement with renewable energy developer Mary O’Donnell for a solar project in Dartmouth.

With a 20-year agreement in place, there would be the potential for $10.6 million in energy cost savings, including $76,000 in the first year and $306,000 in the final year.

School Committee member Robyn Kincaid, of Kingston, expressed concern about the length of the contract. Twenty-year agreements are typical in the industry, according to Superintendent John Tuffy.

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