Articles About solar energy :: Page 2
A field of solar panels won’t soon sprout on the Glass Farm as planned, though a local solar farm is still possible.
Financing for a Village solar farm is taking longer than expected, raising uncertainty about when, or whether, the local project will be built.
The latest update to the Springs Motel isn’t in the rooms but on the roof, where 20 solar photovoltaic panels now power the televisions, hair dryers and air conditioners of motel guests.
As long as the sun continues to shine on Yellow Springs, the Village could begin receiving power from a local solar photovoltaic project in 2012.
If all goes as planned, Yellow Springs will be on the road to producing solar energy by the end of this year, following a significant Village Council vote at its May 2 meeting.
If the Village finalizes a contract with SolarVision, LLC to develop a solar farm, millions of dollars in outside financing will be used to construct and maintain the project.
A 2.5 megawatt solar farm will be built on the Village-owned Glass Farm, Village Council decided at its April 19 meeting.
At their last meeting, Village Council members came close to backing away from a proposed solar farm in the village. But that changed at their April 4 meeting, after Council heard from an energy expert.
At its March 21 meeting Village Council came close to backing away from a proposed solar farm project, but agreed to try to gather information in upcoming weeks.
At their Sept. 20 meeting, Village Council members voted unanimously to participate in the Village’s first solar power energy package. Council approved the final reading of a subscription package with American Municipal Power, or AMP, which has contracted with Standard Energy, Inc., to purchase up to 300 megawatts of solar energy.