More solar panels in town will soon be installed at the landfill. The Town Council authorized the Project Development Agreement with the Cape and Vineyard Electric Cooperative, Inc. with respect to a solar photo voltaic array at the Barnstable landfill in Marstons Mills.
Approximately 14,275 solar panels occupying 17 acres of land will be installed.
The town will receive estimated revenues of $278,000 annually. And from solar to electric, The Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EOEEA) selected Barnstable as one of 25 cities and towns across the state to receive four electric vehicle charging stations.
These charging stations will conveniently located around town, encouraging the use of electric vehicles in our community.
The savings and green efforts keep on coming.
The Regulatory Services Department added new, hybrid Toyota Prius and Camry vehicles to its fleet, eliminating older, inefficient pick-up trucks and sedans. With the addition of these 14 fuel efficient vehicles, the department is expected not only reduce its fuel costs by two thirds (a savings of over $12,000), but also reduce dependence on fossil fuels.
What's more, the Department of Public Works Water Pollution Control Facility (WPC) received an award from the Environmental Protection Agency for the wind turbine and photovoltaic project at our water pollution control facility. The wind turbines at the WPC facility are now operational. The 819KW solar array and the two 100kW wind turbines area are expected to furnish more than half of the WPC plant’s energy needs.
Information from TOB update.