Wednesday, June 5, 2013
A quick look at what you need to see, do and know on June 5 in Lexington.
1. Lexington Solar Social: At 6 p.m. this evening at the Lexington Depot, you can drop by to hear the latest on how to eliminate your energy bill, make solar electric part of your home, to learn of federal and state incentives you can receive in order to make a profit from your installation an how solar can be affordable for everyone. 2. Today in Public Meetings: According to the town website, public meetings posted for today include the ad hoc Townwide Facilities Master Planning Committee at 8:30 a.m. at the DPW Building, the Council on Aging at 3 pm.. at the Senior Center, the Cary Memorial Libary Board of Trustees at 5 p.m. at the library, the Lexington Housing Assistance Board at 7 p.m. at 108 Wood St., and the Planning Board at 7:30 p…
Thursday, May 23, 2013
A quick look at what you need to see, do and know on May 23 in Lexington.
1. DPW Day is Today: In celebration of public works week, Lexington's Department of Public Works will invite the public to its Bedford Street headquarters from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for activities geared toward children and informational opportunities for adults. 2. Today in Public Meetings: According to the town website, public meetings posted for today include the Lexington Housing Assistance Board at 7 a.m. at the LexHAB offices, the Retirement Board at 8 a.m. at Cary Memorial Library, the Housing Partnership Board at 7:30 p.m. at Cary Hall and the Board of Appeals at 7:30 p.m. at the Town Office Building. 3. Free Residential Solar Seminar: At 7 p.m. this evening at Ride Studio Cafe. 4. Do You Get Daily, Weekly and Breaking News in Your …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Does Lexington make it easy for you to live an earth-friendly lifestyle? What do you wish was different?
Towns across the country are getting new recycling centers, giving away rain barrels and installing parking meters with solar panels. Here at Patch, we want to know: What makes Lexington "green?" You know, other than the Green. Is it the Sustainable Lexington initiatives or electric vehicle charging stations? The votes at Town Meeting last week to approve a climate change resolution and bylaw amendments to make municipal solar installations more feasible? Also, Bill McKibben's from here. Just sayin'. TELL US: What does Concord do to help you go green? Do you use any resources from the town to stay green? Share in the comments below.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
In its second session Lexington’s annual Town Meeting on Wednesday voted to adopt a climate change resolution, allow for municipal solar installations, update a bylaw and introduce electronic voting as an option.
For a town well known for its rich history, Lexington’s annual Town Meeting was fairly forward thinking Wednesday night, approving a handful of articles that could impact the town and its government for years to come. In four separate votes, Town Meeting approved warrant articles 33, 29, 34 and 32, which deal with climate change, solar energy, zoning and electronic voting, respectively. ARTICLE 33: Climate Change Resolution Sustainable Lexington’s Mark Sandeen asked, How many 100-year storms will Lexington have over 18 months? The question was rhetorical, of course, and Sandeen went on to click through slides showing damage from Hurricane Irene, Snowtober, Superstorm Sandy and the Winter Storm Sometimes Known as Nemo. And then, for good …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
1366's VP of Business Development Craig Lund explains the company's plans to revolutionize the way solar wafers are manufactured around the world.
Earlier this year, 1366 Technologies held the grand opening of a solar wafer manufacturing plant in Bedford, where the company plans to focus on developing its Direct Wafer technology. The Bedford plant will serve as a cornerstone for what 1366 hopes to be a revolution in the way solar wafers are manufactured, according to vice president of business development Craig Lund. "The goal is to completely revolutionize wafer manufacturing around the world," Lund said. "We have no small ambitions." With the Direct Wafer, 1366 aims to cut down on the cost of solar wafers as well as on the time it takes to manufacture the wafers, according to Lund, and the Bedford plant will be ground zero for the development of this technology. The pervasive …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
The opening of a new manufacturing plant could bring 1366 Technologies a step closer to its goal of delivering 'Solar at the Cost of Coal' and position the company as an American leader in the competitive industry.
Lexington's 1366 Technologies last week celebrated the opening of a solar wafer manufacturing plant in Bedford that could cut the cost of the silicon wafers used in solar panels, positioning. According to a company press release, the 42,000 square foot factory is slated to employ 100 people and “represents the final step in the path to commercialization of the company’s Direct Wafer technology,” which produces a better wafer at cheaper cost. “A little more than five years ago, we set out to revolutionize the solar industry by solving the greatest manufacturing challenge in the biggest solar market,” Frank van Mierlo, chief executive officer of 1366 Technologies, said in remarks made around the plant’s opening last week. “Today, we’re one …
Monday, April 2, 2012
Town Meeting, a solar talk, autism awareness and more today in Lexington.
1. Estabrook's Special Town Meeting Tonight: A special Town Meeting tonight will vote on appropriating almost $41 million for a new Estabrook Elementary School. Lexington voters hit the polls in January to approve an override, and the Massachusetts School Building Authority voted last Wednesday to advance planning into the project scope and budget phase. MSBA could fund a little more than $12 million of the approximately $41 million project cost. 2. More Town Meeting Talk: Although annual Town Meeting kicked off last week, the budgetary business had to wait until this week, as town bylaws stipulate it cannot be taken up until four weeks after being delivered to Town Meeting members. As such, today, April 2, is the first day it can be acted…