Saturday, August 02, 2008

Wellfleet Library Raises Money For Solar Panels

Wellfleet’s library has always been a happening-place. Now the library is looking to install solar panels, a great idea, and has already started a campaign to raise money. The goal is $30,000, to match a gift of the same amount by an anonymous donor. In the few short weeks since Elaine McIlroy, our Mother-Superior librarian, marched in the Fourth of July parade with a sign about the project, over $10,000 has been raised. The plan is for a 14-kilowatt array of solar panels on the library roof. There will be a special table Sunday, August 10, at the second annual book sale on the lawn in front of town hall. At this table, marked “Solar,” visitors will find signed items from local writers and musicians. The proceeds will benefit the solar energy project.