iBerkshires.com: Stimulus Officials Happy with Pittsfield's Solar Project

Edith Shi | May 25, 2011

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — When the city was granted about $8 million in stimulus money for a solar project, Jeffrey Simon, director of the state's Recovery and Reinvestment Agency,  did not realize it would be so large. Simon returned to Pittsfield's wastewater treatment plant Wednesday to check on the state's investment and expressed amazement about the size and the city's push for renewable energy. "This is magnificent. I didn't know it would be this large," Simon said while looking at the array. "It's great to see that you have something this impressive. It's just row after row after row." The project includes 7,545 solar panels producing 1.5 megawatts, which accounts for 75 to 90 percent of the plant's energy consumption... Link to Article

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