Aquinnah voters will consider solar energy contract

Aquinnah voters will consider solar energy contract

Aquinnah voters will decide whether to sign up for solar power services from Vineyard Power Cooperative, Inc., at a one-question special town meeting December 7. The meeting will convene at 7 pm, in the Old Town Hall.

The proposal is to give Vineyard Power a 10-year lease on less than an acre of land at the town landfill. Vineyard Power will build a 50-kw, $330,000 solar generating installation. The town will receive lease payments for the land of about $400 a month over the term of the lease, in addition to savings on its annual municipal electricity bill of $14,000-plus.

At the end of the lease term, the town will have the option to buy the installation at its then-value.