The postscript to my last blog entry about Stop and Shop is that they withdrew their application! They heard the concerns, saw the writing on the wall, and pulled back. Our hope is that they will come back with a new plan that more addresses the wishes of Vineyarders and works for them too.
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The following is a re-print of a piece Nis Kildegaard wrote for his Sounding column after a long chat with Rob Meyers, our Energy Services Manager. It appeared in the Martha’s Vineyard Times on June 5th. I thought he did a fine job with it.
A BRIGHT INVESTMENT
Maybe you never heard the news about solar power, or it was drowned out by the noise of the 13-year controversy over the Cape Wind project on Horseshoe Shoal.
But if you still think that putting solar electric panels on your roof is a prohibitively costly way to declare your environmentalist bona fides, it’s time to think again.
I sat down for an eye-opening tutorial last week with Rob Meyers at South Mountain Company (SMC) in West Tisbury. Meyers is manager of the company’s fastest-growing department, energy services. Here’s some of what I learned.