Southampton Town has awarded a Boston company a contract to build a 4.5-megawatt solar farm atop a former landfill under an agreement that could bring millions of dollars in energy discounts to some residents.

The town board voted 5-0 last week on a 20-year contract to Kearsarge Energy Limited Partnership to lease the land atop the capped landfill in North Sea and build the facility there. The company was chosen because of its experience operating similar projects throughout the Northeast, according to a town news release.

“Many residents in our community have wanted the benefits of solar energy but were not able to access those benefits for several reasons — shaded roofs, structural issues, etc.,” Councilman John Bouvier said in the news release. “This project

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