Solar power industry sees bright future in Massachusetts

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Sometime this summer, what had been 17 acres of useless space atop a capped landfill on Holyoke Street will start generating 2.7 megawatts of power with solar panels.

And sometime this fall, kiosks in each of the Ludlow’s schools will start showing students in real time just how much power the landfill solar array is generating and how that energy gets translated into dollars, said James “Chip” Harrington, chairman of Ludlow’s solar energy project and chairman of the town School Committee. "My hope is that math, science and business teachers can incorporate the solar field into their lesson plans during the school year,” Harrington said.

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