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Union voters approve solar panels

By Stephen Betts | Nov 05, 2019

Union — Union residents voted to approve the town borrowing around $78,000 to buy solar panels to power town buildings.

Residents voted 251 to 139 for the bond referendum.

The town's website stated that the select board researched the feasibility of a solar panel array to produce electricity for municipal usage.

"After considering presentations from several installers, the board has voted to contract with Montana Solar, a Union-based company with experience in solar design and installation," according to the website.

The system is expected to last 25 years or more and require minimal maintenance, according to the town.

The installed cost of the system will be roughly $70,000 and at current electricity rates, the payback period for this investment will be 10 years.

Two land use ordinance amendments regarding cluster development were also approved by voters.

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Comments (1)
Posted by: Mary A McKeever | Nov 07, 2019 14:46

Kudos for the town fathers to vote for this. It is the future with benefits!

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