Indiana: Jennings County Public Library Hopes to End Electric Bills, Will Go All Solar
The Jennings County Public Library is hoping to save $60,000 a year by installing solar panels on its roof.
The city council approved the project last night.
“We’re hoping to set a bench mark to go out there and say hey look what we did, look how we’re saving tax payer’s monies, follow our lead, you can do it too,” [Library director Mary] Hougland said.
The library issuing a $700,000 bond that will pay for the initial investment of installing the solar panels as well as replacing the building’s lights with more efficient LED lights.
The library’s website, marquee, and a TV in the lobby will display how much energy is being produced and publicize how much money is saved with solar energy.
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See Also: Here’s an aerial image of thebuilding and it’s roof (where solar panels will be located) (via Bing Maps).
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