Related Links: New Hampshire Town Signs Deal for Landfill Solar Power Stafford Hill Solar Farm Project Fact Sheet Green Mountain Power has begun constructing a 2-MW solar microgrid on a city landfill in Vermont. The unit is designed to store power during storms for an emergency shelter at Rutland High School.The $10-million Stafford Hill Solar Farm, which broke ground on Aug. 10, is the first project in the nation to establish a micro-grid powered solely by solar and battery backup, with no other fuel source, the U.S. Dept. of Energy says.Stafford Hill includes 7,700 325-watt solar panels on a ballasted
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