The system will also provide the energy needed for flood lights and lights in the pavilion.
The board accepted the $15,000 bid from Revolution Solar in Roseboom. Another bid was received from CNR Energy Solutions in Cooperstown, but it was $43,500. According to Clancy, CNR would have been required to pay prevailing wages, which increased the labor portion of the estimate.
Clancy said that to have new poles set and wire run by New York State Electric and Gas would have cost about $45,000. He said work should begin soon on the installation with completion expected by the Dec. 31 deadline.