Solar project repaired and secured

SolareAmerica, which owns the solar installation along Route 44, has replaced the panels stolen from the project and installed security measures to prevent future thefts. After the project began supplying power to the North Carver water-treatment plant last month, thieves broke through a fence and stole about 25 panels. The new security measures include anti-theft security bolts to secure the panels to the structure. “We trust these measures along with increased police awareness will put an end to the thefts we have experienced,” president John Scorsone stated in a Sept. 13 letter to town officials. The company also announced that the website provides real-time information on how much power the system is producing, and the amount of carbon dioxide that is offset by these amounts of renewable energy.

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