NEW HAMPSHIRE – As discussions to invest in infrastructure continue in the Senate, on Friday U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan visited Hitchiner Manufacturing in Milford to tour its new solar array and discuss clean energy infrastructure. During the visit, Senator Hassan heard from clean energy stakeholders about their efforts to grow the clean and renewable energy sector in New Hampshire and how infrastructure investments could help address climate change, grow the economy, and create new jobs.
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Union Leader: Hitchiner aims to cut energy costs with $1 million in solar panels
By Kimberly Houghton
Hitchiner Manufacturing Co. recently invested $1 million in solar panels for its Milford campus, a project designed to offset New Hampshire’s high electricity costs.
[…] “The solar array that we put in allows us to generate very cost effective, sustainable energy,” said Morison, whose company manufactures automotive components and other technology products for investment castings.
[…] Sen. Maggie Hassan, who joined the tour, also participated in a roundtable discussion with Hitchiner staff to discuss the new investment. Now is the time to make it easier for businesses to commit to solar projects, and it must also be easier for homeowners to retrofit their houses to address New Hampshire’s energy challenges, she said.
“Climate change is upon us,” said Hassan, stressing it is not a political issue. The nation has been warned about this situation for a long time, and it is already having an impact on the coastline and fishermen, she added.
John H. Morison III, Hitchiner’s chairman and CEO, said in a statement that an effort must be made to work together to make the state more attractive and competitive.
“We need to, perhaps most critically, develop competitive and reliable sources of commercial energy so that businesses and manufactures in particular, can grow the state’s economy,” he said.