It is quite funny how the copycat syndrome is seemingly taking over much of Boston. First we will report about positive strides made in the Real Estate market in one suburban town such as Somerville, only to be followed by yet more wonderful news about another location soon after. This continuous spread of enlightenment is apparent yet again, this time with regards to solar power. As was discussed in a past blog, the MBTA in Dedham is looking to build 8,500 panels in the very near future. Now, as it stands, Concord is also following suit.
At a recent town meeting, Concord officials were heavily debating issues regarding cats and water bottles. These seemingly overshadowed some fantastic progress in Concords attempts to Greenify themselves as well. Three different articles; 35, 36 and 37, were passed that will give Concord Selectmen the flexibility to both purchase and even lease areas of land dedicated for the use of future solar panels. This runs parallel with Concords hopes of creating a strategic advantage for being able to create more sustainable energy solutions that will benefit them both today and in the long run.
Here is a brief rundown of the three aforementioned Articles:
Article 35 - Permits the town to enter into a long-term lease for municipal land for the purpose of producing clean and affordable energy solutions for the towns residents and businesses Article 36 - Allows the towns Selectmen to purchase 79-acres for $1.2 Million. The land is currently owned by W.R. Grace Company and will be used for solar energy in the future Article 37 - Gives the town the ability to lease some of the same 79-acre property to an agency or company for the installation of a large photovoltaic energy generating facility
More Information: Concord Patch