The Sustainability Committee is supporting ongoing work to install solar panels on the rooftop of the Field School building, which will further reduce municipal energy costs as well as Weston’s climate footprint. This installation is projected to save the town $598,000 in electricity costs over 20 years.
Previously, and with credit to the now disbanded Environmental Baseline Committee, solar photovoltaic panel arrays have been successfully deployed on top of the former landfill and on the Public Works facility roof. The solar credits generated from these two installations have offset municipal energy costs by over $400,000 annually. A live monitor available online reports the energy production on the landfill site and calculates the environmental benefit equivalents.