Panasonic® to make Back Bay green
Panasonic may cut a deal for a solar farm in Back Bay, Boston. Some time ago, the city’s administration had planned to turn the Susquehanna Avenue between Baker and Lincoln avenues into a solar farm, also making space for a public open place for biking. There is a 25-acre marshland at the location as it was used for municipal dumps, earlier. The plan also included walking trails and outdoor activities, such as kayaking. Since the administration changed, the new administration has taken the charge to carry out the project, aiming to garner green energy for the city and generate some revenue as well.
During the October 14 Executive session, Mayor Ernie Troiano has referred to a memorandum to the city solicitor. The memorandum states that Panasonic and the city administration can look into the details of the deal and straighten out things by the end of the year. It also proposes that Panasonic would undertake the cost for closing and capping the landfill. Although, the deal is in an early stage and there might be concerns to be fixed, the mayor and the solicitor are yet to confirm the details until the contract is signed and transactions are made. “I want people to know we’re not sitting on our hands up here, but I don’t need everyone and the papers to know what we’re doing,” Troiano added. “I want to be sure everything is iron clad before I announce anything,” he added.
However, City Solicitor Marcus Karavan has stated that the agreement involves a $1 million down payment for the installation of a solar field. The city administration’s deal with Panasonic for the contribution to a green earth is an exemplary initiative for the other players in the tech industry.