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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.

The record-setting tenure of Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno. The 2011 tornado and its recovery that remade the largest city in Western Massachusetts. The fallout from the deadly COVID outbreak at the Holyoke Soldiers Home. Those are just a few of the thousands and thousands of stories WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill has covered for WAMC in his nearly 17 years with the station.
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