Here comes the sun power - Sentinel & Enterprise

There are 4 comments on the Sentinel & Enterprise story from Oct 18, 2010, titled Here comes the sun power - Sentinel & Enterprise. In it, Sentinel & Enterprise reports that:

Solar-projects in the works or completed across North Central Massachusetts: ASHBURNHAM: 70 solar panels installed at Municipal Light Plant; 80 panels at Oakmont Regional High School; 80 panels at public-safety complex.

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ExFincomm

Littleton, MA

#1 Oct 18, 2010
While solar electric is 'cooler' and more expensive, they would get a better bang for the $ by spending the money on conservation and solar hot water (in the case of the schools)
Mike

Boston, MA

#2 Oct 18, 2010
Too Bad the City of Fitchburg does not have the leadership to develop alternative sources of energy. Maybe we could even purchase a few solar powered street lights? Why are we so afraid of Unitil?

VOTE ALL INCUMBENTS OUT!
dan Leominster

Leominster, MA

#3 Oct 19, 2010
Mike wrote:
Too Bad the City of Fitchburg does not have the leadership to develop alternative sources of energy. Maybe we could even purchase a few solar powered street lights? Why are we so afraid of Unitil?
VOTE ALL INCUMBENTS OUT!
I'm with you, Don't forget to vote yes on 1 and yes on 3!
Just Facts

Southborough, MA

#4 Oct 19, 2010
A solar system for generating electricity even after the rebates from the Feds and State will take about 7 to 10 years to recoup the installation, and costs about 30 cents per KWH to produce.

Unitil's cost for producing a KWH of electricity is about 18 cents per KWH. Solar electricity is still way too expensive to be a reasonable alternative for most people.

It doesn't make sense to install alternative power sources that are more expensive than the current methods.

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