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Where: Charlestown Town Hall, 4540 South County Trail
When: Tuesday August 1, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
What: Join the Solarize Charlestown team for an informative presentation by Charlestown’s chosen installer to learn more about the many incentives and credits that make solar affordable. Representatives from the Town and Sol Power will be available to answer your questions. The deadline for participating in the Solarize Charlestown program is September 8, 2017.
The average price per watt for solar panel installation in Rhode Island is $3.89, but Charlestown’s contractor offered a shared price of $2.94 per watt assuming 25 or more homes sign up. That low price combined with the state incentive and federal tax credits means you will actually make money from your solar panels. Even if one doesn’t care about the positive environmental impact, most people are happy to get a good return on their investment.
Over 75 Charlestown residents attended the Solarize Charlestown program at Cross Mills Library on June 27 to learn about the State Incentives, Federal Tax Credits, and group purchasing power made possible by the partnership of the State of Rhode Island and the Town of Charlestown that make this an affordable time to add solar panels to your roof.
If you missed the program or just want to review the June 27 presentation, we have put together a slide show with a short summary of what we learned.
We can’t really think of any reason to mention these ‘dropped’ routes specifically in the Record of Decision, other than to guide later planning, and to assure that plans for the Kenyon to Old Saybrook Bypass, and Quadtracking between Branford and Guilford are reintroduced into decision making at a later date.
When: Monday, July 17 all day (8am to 5pm)
Where: 314 Tockwotten Cove Road, Charlestown (map below)
What: Open House – Live Solar Installation
You are invited to drop by anytime on Monday and the Sol Power crew will be on site to answer questions and display the installation process and hardware.
“Just in Charlestown, we had 19 pieces of open space that would have been affected, and we counted upwards of almost 100 pieces of private property,” said Filippi. “The rerouting in northern Charlestown was going to save about one minute of time and cost over a billion dollars to do. And it just didn’t make sense.” Video included
Westerly Sun: Federal Railroad Administration drops plans for the Saybrook-to-Kenyon high-speed rail bypass
“We now place our faith in RIDOT and CTDOT to work with the FRA on a good-faith process to evaluate the New Haven to Providence corridor and impacts of the various route alternatives.”
Greg Stroud, “And let me say that the entire Northeast Corridor owes a debt of gratitude to the leadership and work, late in coming, but remarkably effective, from the Charlestown Citizens Alliance, and the Charlestown government. It has been a model effort on their part as a local government. Let us all learn from them.”