Thursday, September 16, 2010

Here Comes the Sun...

Clean Energy, Renewable Energy
Earlier today, workers were amazingly able to stroll across the library's pitched roof while laying rails needed to support a solar panel array. The Community Center, which houses your library and Senior Center, is the first public building in town to be outfitted with the panels.

The panels were installed owing to a partnership program forged by our town's Clean Energy Task Force and Glastonbury-based DCS Energy. DCS provides the solar technology to East Hampton at no cost; the town picks up the minor costs associated with installing the array's monitoring system.

Installing the array allows DCS to recoup money through state tax credits and rebates. The panels are expected to shave electricity bills and save East Hampton an estimated $75,000 over the 25 year life of solar system. Good deal!

About East Hampton's Clean Energy Task Force
Our town's Clean Energy Task Force is an all volunteer board composed of knowledgeable local citizens committed to promoting green energy efforts and quality of life in a go-green environment.

About DCS
DCS is a 4-year-old company and is a member of the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association and ClubGreen, a subsidiary of