EDITORIAL: Solar-panel plans show great promise
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Earlier this month, the Windham Town Council approved a plan to cover the roof of the East Windham Fire Station in solar panels. The project, with Portland-based ReVision Energy, will power that fire station, as well as the one in North Windham, at a savings of 9 percent on electricity for the next six years, and considerably more thereafter.
“I think the direction that we’re heading in is one that’s in accordance with the city’s sustainability policy,” City Manager Jim Gailey said last week. “It’s very intriguing because large solar fields have not taken off in Maine like they have in other states. To be the first one exploring this and hopefully heading in that direction is exciting and, I think, very forward thinking.”