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Vergennes church seeks power from above … solar power

THE REVEREND YVON Royer stands outside the St. Peter’s Catholic Church parish hall in Vergennes where 87 solar panels, set to be installed later this month, will offset the parish’s power bill. Independent photo/Trent Campbell

VERGENNES — St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Vergennes will soon be getting a direct connection to the heavens — through 87 solar panels that Bristol Electronics will start installing on the south-facing roof of St. Peter’s Parish Hall this month.
After The Rev. Yvon Royer, who serves both St. Peter’s and the St. Ambrose Parish in Bristol, learned that Rutland’s St. Peter’s Parish earlier this year had such an array installed, in early August he proposed the idea for the rooftop array to the Vergennes Parish.

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