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District Could Save $2 Million Total Thanks to LSRHS Solar Canopy Approval

Initial savings are expected to be around $100,000 and over the life of the equipment that number will likely be in the millions, school officials said.

A solar canopy was approved recently at LSRHS. (File Photo)
A solar canopy was approved recently at LSRHS. (File Photo)
Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School officials approved the installation of a solar canopy over the school's main parking lot this week, a move they said could save the district $2 million over the life of the contract.

According to Lincoln-Sudbury Regional School Committee chairman Radha Gargeya, the committee voted unanimously at its regular meeting on Tuesday to approve the installation of a 1.27 megawatt solar canopy,

The approval is pending the successful negotiation of an amended contract with SunEdison.

"The array will be a net metering system that in the first year will yield approximately $100,000 in energy savings for the District," said Gargeya.

In addition, Gargeya said that over the 20-year life of the contract, the district projects that it will reach more than $2 million in energy savings.

Assuming the contract is agreed to as expected, construction will begin when Lincoln-Sudbury students are released for the summer.

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