|North Adams 'Cuts Cord' at Solar Array Celebration|
|By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff|
03:18PM / Tuesday, September 08, 2015
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The city "cut the cord" figuratively to power dependency on oil Tuesday with the celebration of the new 3.5 megawatt solar array at the old landfill.
Some 6,000 panels were soaking up the sun as officials gathered at the crest of the facility to mark its opening that, with the city's agreements with two other 650 kilowatt systems, could save taxpayers up to $400,000 a year.
"These three systems are expected to offset all of the power used by the city's municipal buildings and infrastructure ... City Hall, the library, street lights, schools, and the state-owned, city-operated skating rink," Mayor Richard Alcombright said. "This
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