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POWNAL, Vt.

Vt. solar array at former racetrack is up and running

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A solar array is up and running at the site of a former Vermont race track. The solar array is at what is now known as the Southern Vermont Energy Park in Pownal. It used to be the Green Mountain Race Track, which shut down in 1992. The 144-acre site was bought in 2006 for $1 million by Progress Partners. The solar facility is owned by Gestamp Renewables. The Bennington Banner reported that the project is enrolled in the Vermont Speed program, which offers above-market rates to renewable energy projects. It is capable of producing a maximum of 2.2 megawatts of power.

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