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Vt. Town Approves Solar Facility Project

The agreement will allow the town to receive a 15 percent discount on the net metering credits produced by the project over the 25-year contract

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Officials in Bennington, Vermont, have approved a solar project that's projected to save the town $750,000 in electrical costs over a 25-year period.

The Bennington Banner reports the select board voted unanimously Monday to enter into a net-metering agreement with Encore Renewable Energy to build a 500-kilowatt solar facility off Route 7.

The agreement will allow the town to receive a 15 percent discount on the net metering credits produced by the project over the 25-year contract.

The Burlington company will have to file for a certificate of public good with the Vermont Public Service Board, which oversees energy generation projects.

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