Kendall Hatch, July 15, 2010. ASHLAND — Even though the sun beating down on MetroWest for the last few weeks has towns instituting water restrictions and setting up cooling centers, Ashland officials have good reason to welcome all the sunshine they can get.

The first step of a federal stimulus-funded energy project that will save the town tens of thousands annually has been fully operational since Monday. A system of 120 solar panels on the roof of the main Department of Public Works building on Ponderosa Road is now pumping energy to the building. [Nexamp note: as mentioned later in the article, this solar array was installed by Nexamp and partner Florence Electric as part of the state’s largest ever solar contract for public water & wastewater treatment plants] Link to Article