Newport, NH – Newport voters approved by a margin of 652 to 235 a 2.2-Megawatt solar energy project capable of providing the entire annual energy needs for Newport Town and School facilities. The solar installation will be the largest municipal project in New Hampshire and one of the state’s largest overall.
Likewise, the solar arrays will make Newport the largest town in the state to net its entire municipal and school district energy demand from solar energy.
The Town vote last night authorized the Town and School District to enter into a 25-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with local solar developer Norwich Solar Technologies for the project.
The project will serve the School District offices and the Town’s three schools, as well as all town-owned facilities, including the public library, airport, wastewater treatment plant, as well as the police, EMS and fire departments.