Bourne residents encouraged to go solar

Applications are available for town's new community solar farm

Bourne residents and business owners are being encouraged to go solar. The Town of Bourne recently announced a partnership with IGS Solar to build a community solar farm. Renewable energy produced by the solar farm will power the Bourne Recreation Authority including the Gallo Arena and enrolled residents and businesses.

The program promises an energy savings for participants.The Bourne community solar farm will generate 1,560,000 kWH of energy and deliver it to the local utility's electric grid, according to IGS Solar's website. Electricity will still be delivered to homes and businesses the same way and metered and billed by the current utility. Savings will appear on the monthly utility bill as a net metering credit.

According to IGS Solar, available spots are limited.

To enroll, residents must complete an online application and provide a copy of their most recent utility bill. Learn more about the program here. The online application is available here. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on