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Springfield, Longmeadow Join Solar Power Program

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      Two western Massachusetts communities have been chosen to participate in a state program that promotes small-scale solar power installations.

    Springfield and Longmeadow have been awarded a $5,000 marketing grant to take part in Solarize Mass.

    The seven-year old program, which is administered by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, provides discounted bulk pricing for people to put solar panels on the roofs of their homes or businesses.

     Both communities have enlisted a “solar coach” to sign up participants.

     WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Springfield Solar Coach Mike Kocsmiersky.

Paul Tuthill is WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief. He’s been covering news, everything from politics and government corruption to natural disasters and the arts, in western Massachusetts since 2007. Before joining WAMC, Paul was a reporter and anchor at WRKO in Boston. He was news director for more than a decade at WTAG in Worcester. Paul has won more than two dozen Associated Press Broadcast Awards. He won an Edward R. Murrow award for reporting on veterans’ healthcare for WAMC in 2011. Born and raised in western New York, Paul did his first radio reporting while he was a student at the University of Rochester.
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