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Portland’s largest and newest solar array completed

December 19, 2018

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Officials say Portland’s largest and newest solar array will generate about 3 percent of the city government’s electricity.

City officials and renewable energy advocates gathered Tuesday to celebrate the recently completed 4-acre solar array installation. The Portland Press Herald reports the array has been producing power since Dec. 10, and consists of over 2,000 photovoltaic panels installed over the summer.

The array is the city’s third to come online this year, and by far the largest. It is expected to produce 1.2 million kilowatt hours of electricity a year.

Democratic Mayor Ethan Strimling thanked community advocates for keeping the project on officials’ minds.

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Information from: Portland Press Herald, http://www.pressherald.com

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