Stacey Gallotta, August 26, 2010. Easton — A recently installed solar panel array located off Route 138 will save the town $8,000 in annual energy costs and cut carbon emissions by 41.6 tons, according to Easton officials.

Installation of the 50-kilowatt photovoltaic array – the town’s first municipal renewable energy facility – began about a month and a half ago at a ground-based site adjacent to one of the town’s groundwater pumping stations, according to Public Works Director Wayne Southworth.

“It’s quite an array out there,” he said.

Workers from Nexamp, the firm overseeing the project, wrapped up installation of the array about two weeks ago, but National Grid needs to perform further testing before the array can go online. Southworth said he expects the solar panel array will begin generating electricity within a few weeks, however. Link to Article