[ exact phrase in "" • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]


Add NWW headlines to your site (click here)

when your community is targeted

Get weekly updates

RSS feeds and more

Keep Wind Watch online and independent!

Donate via Stripe

Donate via Paypal

Selected Documents

All Documents

Research Links


Press Releases


Campaign Material

Photos & Graphics


Allied Groups

Wind Watch is a registered educational charity, founded in 2005.

News Watch Home

Westport looking into solar, wind power 

Credit:  By NED BRADY, CONTRIBUTING WRITER | www.southcoasttoday.com 27 September 2012 ~~

WESTPORT – Town Administrator John Healey said he has been talking with No Fossil Fuel, a Massachusetts-based energy company, about the possibility of building a solar facility in town.

While stressing that the talks are in the very preliminary stages, Healey told selectmen recently that the solar array could meet as much as a third of the town’s power needs.

Owned by Mary O’Donnell, No Fossil Fuel currently owns and operates three wind turbines in Kingston that the company says support 6,600 homes.

No Fossil Fuel is also currently developing solar projects in Dartmouth and Marshfield, with the Dartmouth project to be one of the largest in the state with 21,000 panels proposed for a 35-acre site off Fisher Road in a former sand and gravel pit.

The discussion in Westport focused on building a photovoltaic facility, likely within the confines of the town’s landfill. Once the facility reaches commercial operation, the solar plant would sell electricity to Westport at a rate of $0.10 per kilowatt hour of electricity.

Healey said No Fossil Fuel would be responsible for the construction and maintenance of the facility. The company would also pay for all costs related to connecting the project to Westport’s current LDC (local distribution company) System, including costs related to system upgrades.

Once construction has been completed, power would then be distributed to households by the current LDC, NStar Electric Company, officials said.

The town is also looking into the potential of wind power, with Healey noting he has been in contact with Future Generation Wind, which is developing several wind turbines at an Ocean Spray Cranberry farm in Plymouth.

Source:  By NED BRADY, CONTRIBUTING WRITER | www.southcoasttoday.com 27 September 2012

This article is the work of the source indicated. Any opinions expressed in it are not necessarily those of National Wind Watch.

The copyright of this article resides with the author or publisher indicated. As part of its noncommercial educational effort to present the environmental, social, scientific, and economic issues of large-scale wind power development to a global audience seeking such information, National Wind Watch endeavors to observe “fair use” as provided for in section 107 of U.S. Copyright Law and similar “fair dealing” provisions of the copyright laws of other nations. Send requests to excerpt, general inquiries, and comments via e-mail.

Wind Watch relies entirely
on User Contributions
   Donate via Stripe
(via Stripe)
Donate via Paypal
(via Paypal)


e-mail X FB LI M TG TS G Share

News Watch Home

Get the Facts
© National Wind Watch, Inc.
Use of copyrighted material adheres to Fair Use.
"Wind Watch" is a registered trademark.


Wind Watch on X Wind Watch on Facebook Wind Watch on Linked In

Wind Watch on Mastodon Wind Watch on Truth Social

Wind Watch on Gab Wind Watch on Bluesky