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Ridgefield has the opportunity to add a solar canopy to the High School student parking lot.  The state's zero emission renewable energy certification program awarded Ridgefield $920,000 over 15 years.  The Board of Selectmen heard at their most recent meeting about the savings the schools, which already have solar panels, are seeing.  There was a discussion about how the Town can obtain batteries for the panels which would allow them to generate electricity for up to a few weeks during power outages. The Board also talked about how the panels will affect parking, the need for approval from Planning and Zoning, and the overall process for the construction and maintenance of the panels.  The Selectmen approved about $6,500 for the project, which is refundable upon project completion.

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