Hanover unveils state’s largest municipal solar array

Published: Oct. 16, 2021 at 9:46 PM EDT
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HANOVER, N.H. (WCAX) - Hanover is “walking the talk” when it comes to transitioning to renewable energy.

The town is preparing to flip the switch on more than 4,500 solar panels. That power, along with other solar projects in town, will provide enough electricity for more than 90% of town buildings. The project is a public-private partnership with Enfield-based ReVision Energy. That is the company that built the solar farm. Hanover has a 5-year power purchase agreement, at below-market rates, with an option to buy the entire array in year six.

“We felt like we needed to be able to do this as a municipal entity to signal to the community that we take this seriously and what we are asking them to do, we are first going to do for ourselves,” said Hanover Town Manager Julia Griffin.

The solar array sits on town-owned landed. The purchase price down the road is a little more than $2 million. Right now, it is the largest municipal solar array in the Granite State.

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