September 29, 2011
This weekend, the Vermont National Guard will unveil a field of solar panels that will provide nearly 1.5 megawatts of clean energy at its Vermont National Guard base at Burlington International Airport. The array of solar panels is the second largest solar project at any National Guard base nationwide, the most significant solar installation at any military base in New England, and one of the largest solar installations in Vermont. Bernie obtained funding for the project and worked closely with Major General Michael Dubie and his staff as this innovative energy project was installed. The solar panels will save the Guard nearly $225,000 in energy costs every year and help move our country toward energy independence. “We are all proud that the Vermont National Guard has become a model for our military and our nation in terms of sustainable energy,” Bernie said.