Rutland County quarry proposes to build on-site solar array


WALLINGFORD, VT. >> A quarry in Rutland County has proposed the construction of a small solar array that would provide up to 85 percent of the company's electric power.

The Rutland Herald reports ( ) Troy Chemical submitted a proposal to the Vermont Public Service Board for a 660-panel array that would take up about an acre of space at the South Wallingford Quarry on U.S. Route 7.

Marlene Allen, co-owner of Same Sun of Vermont, says the proposed array would generate more than 237,000 kilowatt hours of electricity a year.

Same Sun is the contractor hired to develop and install Troy Chemical's solar array if the proposal is approved.

Fellow co-owner Phillip Allen says the proposed array is unlike others because it would not generate electricity to be sold "into the grid."

Information from: Rutland Herald,


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