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Carver welcomes highway solar array

The first solar project built along a major highway right-of-way on the East Coast has begun producing energy to power the town of Carver’s water-treatment plant.

Built along Route 44 on an easement awarded by the state to the town, the 99-kilowatt project makes use of the highway’s east-west orientation to erect an array of south-facing solar panels in a nearly ideal location in terms of power-generating efficiency.

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