Beacon Solar Power Plant Begins Operation
A new solar power plant built on top of an old landfill in Beacon has begun operation and will reduce electricity costs for local government. According to a press release, Beacon Mayor Randy Casale announced the completion of the new 2,766-watt facility at 100 Dennings Avenue.
Beacon had a much smaller array built in 2011 at City Hall which provides 13.5kW of energy. Casale stated that by using renewable energy and reducing the City's electric bill they are recouping costs associated with closing the landfill while simultaneously reducing their carbon footprint.
The solar array is a privately owned project run by Sunlight Beacon which is a subsidiary of BQ Energy. The City issued a request for proposals in 2015 and they were selected the following year for the project.
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