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9 Vt. solar projects getting more than $442K in grants

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WAITSFIELD, Vt. -

Nine solar projects in Vermont are going to get more than $442,000 in grants to help provide power for schools and communities.

The money is coming from the Clean Energy Development Fund, which was created to increase cost-effective and environmentally sustainable electric power resources.

Gov. Peter Shumlin announced the grants Tuesday during a visit to Northern Reliability, a solar business in Waitsfield. A grant of $80,000 is going to that town to install a 102-kilowatt solar project on the town garage to power Waitsfield's municipal buildings.

"If more states would do what Vermont is doing, getting off our addiction to oil, moving to renewables, our kids and our grandkids would live in a more prosperous plantet," said Shumlin, D-Vermont.

Other grants are going to Richford, South Strafford, Thetford, Warren, Sharon, North Thetford, Berlin and Shrewsbury.

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