Eliot to celebrate new solar array :
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Eliot to celebrate new solar array :

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The town will hold a grand opening of its new solar array at the town transfer station at 468 Dow Highway (Route 236) on Jan. 4 at 10 a.m.

Join for light refreshments, discussion of how the array operates, environmental and financial impacts of the array and a tour of the new solar array facility.

The town recently installed a 132-kilowatt solar array on its capped landfill. The array is made up of 384 photovoltaic panels and was installed by Portland-based solar installer ReVision Energy.

The town in 2013 installed a 41.25-kilowatt system on the Department of Public Works garage. This array, also built by ReVision Energy, is made up of 165 solar panels and powers the DPW and transfer station.

The two arrays will generate about 95 percent of the town’s electrical usage and in the next 25 years will save Eliot a combined total of $411,000. The solar generation will offset 725,082 pounds of carbon each year - equivalent to the amount used to drive around the perimeter of America 172 times.

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