Rutland to host new solar power project

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Vermont’s second largest electric utility is set to break ground on a 50-kilowatt solar power array along Route 7 in the town of Rutland.

The Central Vermont Public Service Board says the state public service board approved the project.

Parts of the project have been planned and will be built or installed by students from the Stafford Technical Center students, including a shed, signs and landscape designs.

CVPS President Bob Young says the company believes the project will become the pre-eminent educational site in the state for renewable energy.

Coupled with a nearby hydroelectric station, the solar project will provide a working classroom for students interested in renewable energy.


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