The town of Hancock can access a $100,000 state grant for a renewable energy project, but it might have to act fast in order to get a solar power generating facility operating by the deadline of April 1, 2011.
The Town Council on Wednesday heard a presentation from Nate Greenberg, a business development manager with Washington Gas Energy Systems, and Brent Eskay of Standard Solar for a ground-mounted, 150-kilowatt solar facility at the wastewater treatment plant.
"With the grant money, time is certainly of the essence," Greenberg told the council.
A power purchase agreement would have to be signed in the next month or so and construction would need to begin this winter for the town to receive the Project Sunburst grant from the state, he said.
Mayor Daniel Murphy said the council might have to schedule a special meeting later this month to consider the action on the proposal.