Solar Proves its Power

A small wastewater treatment plant in Massachusetts cuts its annual electricity bill in half with a fixed-array photovoltaic system

Dawn Peters laughed when writing a $108 check for the monthly utility bill for the Charlemont (Mass.) Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Granted, Charlemont is a small, rural town of 1,300 people, and the 20,000-gpd plant serves only part of the town, about 190 households. Still, its...

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