“Green Energy Park will bring clean energy to thousands of Bridgeport homes. This project is creating 21st century jobs, bringing millions of dollars in revenue for Bridgeport, and ensuring our kids and grandkids breathe cleaner air.” - Mayor Bill Finch
- WHO: Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch, Lawrence, Mass. Mayor Dan Rivera
- WHAT: Tour of site where 9,000 solar panels and fuel cell are being constructed atop an old and unused landfill.
- WHERE: 10 Barnum Dyke, Bridgeport, Conn.
- WHEN: 1:00 p.m.
Bridgeport, Conn. (July 16, 2015) – Today, Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch will join visiting Mayor Dan Rivera (Lawrence, Mass.) for a tour of Green Energy Park, which is a clean energy project currently under construction, consisting of putting 9,000 solar panels and a fuel cell atop an old and unused landfill.
“Green Energy Park will bring clean energy to thousands of Bridgeport homes,” said Mayor Bill Finch. “This project is creating 21st century jobs, bringing millions of dollars in revenue for Bridgeport, and ensuring our kids and grandkids breathe cleaner air.”
Once complete, the solar panels and fuel cell will produce enough clean energy to power an additional 5,000 homes while creating up to 92 jobs.
Lawrence, Mass. Is the home of Solectria Renewables, which is a clean energy company that has grown from four employees to almost 200 over the last four years. It’s now one of the largest photovoltaic inverter manufacturers in North America.
And, Massachusetts has been a leader in putting solar on old and unused landfills across the state in order to produce more clean energy so kids breather cleaner air.
Mayor Finch and Mayor Rivera will be meeting with officials from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency earlier in the day.
The two mayors are both active in the U.S. Conference of Mayors organization, which is where Mayor Finch serves as co-chair of the Climate Protection Task Force.
Earlier this year, Mayor Finch received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Climate Leadership Award for his efforts to promote green jobs and clean energy in the state’s largest city.
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