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Solar Energy Exploratory Committee
Meetings
  • 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Second and fourth Wednesday of each month - location varies
  • Please check the town calendar prior to meetings for changes in meeting times or place

Committee meetings are filed with the town clerk in accordance with the Massachusetts Open Meeting Laws. In order to hold a public meeting the notice must be filed with the town clerk. All committee meetings will be posted by the town clerk on the town's website under the calendar.

Agendas & Minutes
The Solar Exploratory Committee meeting agenda will be part of the public meeting notice that is posted by the town clerk on the town website.

Members
The Exploratory Committee shall consist of seven members. When practical, the committe should include members with expertise in alternative energy and energy facility installation. The superintendent of solid waste and recycling shall be an additional ex-officio and non-voting member of the committee.
  • Jonathan Bracken
  • Liz Driscoll (resigned)
  • Ed Friedman
  • Dan Goodman
  • David Harris
  • Kathleen Phelps (resigned)
  • Pralay K Som
  • Ann Dorfman, Recycling and Solid Waste Superintendent
  • Hank Haff, Needham Public Facilities Department

General Purpose
The charge of the Solar Exploratory Committee is to evaluate and report to the selectmen options for installing solar energy technology at Needham’s former town landfill on Central Avenue, as well as consideration of the potential of other town-owned sites.

Status Update and Resources
Click Here for an update on the status of the committee work and additional resources