Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Brendan O'Connor, born in Ireland, says he found a pot of gold on the sunny roof of his West Boylston Street restaurant when he installed 32 solar panels there four years ago.
The $42,000 project at the 23-year-old O'Connor's Restaurant and Bar has already paid for itself - thanks in large part to federal and state incentives - and will continue cutting his electric bill for years.
"I would do it over again. I think we are saving five to six grand a year. It was a good investment. Gasoline costs are totally out of our control, but what is in our control is something like solar power," he said.