WESTBOROUGH, Mass. — Several Massachusetts energy groups will hold a conference from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, at the Double Tree Hotel in Westborough to discuss solar power and energy efficiency, according to a press release.
This conference comes at a time when Westborough is in discussions regarding solar panel bylaws, residential variance proposals and general use of the technology.
"We're trying to create the farm of the future," said Charles Jenkins, the project manager of the proposed Harvey's Farm solar field, at a zoning board of appeals hearing earlier this month.
This conference will highlight the rising cost of electricity, the dropping cost of solar technology and how efficient use could benefit the area. Massachusetts has the sixth-highest electric costs in the nation, according to the press release.
"Controlling your energy costs is an issue facing everyone, from municipalities to Fortune 500 companies," said Gaurav Naik, co-owner of GeoGenix, a commercial and residential solar systems integrator and one of the event hosts, in a press release. "The key to successfully controlling your energy future is learning what is best for you based on your business requirements, financial position and tax situation, as well as the specific characteristics of your building."
The conference also will feature industry experts from Synergy and Acela Energy Group. Breakfast and two question-and-answer sessions will be included. Attendance is free, but in order to guarantee a seat, online registration is recommended.