One more public facility in Somers is now a bit more environmentally friendly.
On Thursday workers for DBS Energy finished installing 45 solar panels on the roof of
the Resident State Trooper’s Office in Somers, courtesy of a grant
through Connecticut Light & Power and the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, said First
The panels, which sit on scaffolding, will provide 50 percent of the
electrical needs for the building, saving the town $1,000 a year in energy costs, Pellegrini
She said because the funding is coming through the grant, the project is no cost to the taxpayers.
Pellegrini said they should be operational within 60 days.
This latest facility is just one of a few buildings in
Somers that the town has secured solar power for, the others being the Somers
Elementary School building and the Department of Public Works.
Pellegrini said she would like to eventually get solar
panels on top of the library, and Town Hall, and that the town will continue to
pursue grant funding like this in the future.