ADAMS -- The town is pushing ahead with its application to the Solarize Mass program.
Town Administrator Jonathan Butler said at a Board of Selectmen meeting Wednesday Adams was "moving along pretty well" on the application that is due Oct. 22.
Solarize Mass is a state program that seeks to reduce the cost of home solar panel installation by bundling buyers in a municipality.
Once a municipality is approved to participate by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center -- which manages the program -- the town's interested buyers select a contractor. The more buyers there are, the cheaper the installation of the panels.
Butler said the town will now "begin to engage more people in the public."
An applying municipality must prove it has significant public interest in the program to be selected.
Solarize Mass will chose a minimum of eight towns to participate this year.
Selectman Joseph Nowak stressed the important of getting the community involved in the application process.
"I would encourage people, even if they're just thinking about it, to stop by [town hall]," Nowak said.
Butler also asked people to call town hall if they're interested in the program.
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