Alternative Energy Committee
Meeting Schedule: Dates will be Announced
Meeting Time: 7:00pm
Location: Town Hall
Description of the Alternative Energy Committee:
The Alternative Energy Committee (AEC) was formed during the summer of 2005 with a mandate from the Board of Selectmen to examine alternative energy resources and how Cohasset may benefit from such resources. The AEC has investigated and weighed the benefits of various forms of alternative energy sources including:
From an investigative standpoint the AEC has found that installing photovoltaic panels is currently the most viable renewable energy source for Cohasset; Solar arrays in Massachusetts are eligible for numerous state and federal tax credits and incentives.
Projects, Presentations, and Studies:
The AEC most recently was working on possible installation of photovoltaic panels at two location:
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Roof of the Cohasset Middle High School
Closed landfill on Cedar Street behind the Transfer Station
External Web Links:
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At the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), we focus on creative answers to today's energy challenges. From fundamental science and energy analysis to validating new products for the commercial market, NREL researchers are dedicated to transforming the way the world uses energy.
The Town of Hull has won the Department of Energy's Wind Power Pioneer Award. This distinction recognizes the Town of Hull for its "Outstanding leadership in advancing the use of wind power in a coastal community". The statement continues to state, "A model for engaging the entire community to understand and move forward together on its wind power project, from school teachers, utility engineers, and local leaders to state government, academia and industry". This is a great example of alternative energy resources being implemented in a successful way and is continuing to be a beneficial resource for the future of the Town.
Provides information regarding the different kinds of renewable energy, funding programs and incentives, installation assistance and more. Examples of renewable energy include wind and solar power