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County To Save At Least $630K Over 25 Years By Using Solar Power

April 26th, 2017 by WCBC Radio

According to preliminary estimates, Allegany County will save at least $630,000 over 25 years, and possibly considerably more, after agreeing to purchase solar power generated from panels on county-owned property. That purchase was approved in the fall of 2015, and now the county is just about a month or two away from seeing two solar farms opened. The solar field will provide energy for Potomac Edison customers via the Potomac Edison Grid. It is expected to generate 2,000 kilowatts of energy, which would provide power for 250 to 300 homes.  The two sites being completed are at the Darrow's Lane Pumping Station in Cresaptown and adjacent to the Public Safety Building on Pittsburgh Plate Glass Road. Economic Development Director Jeff Barclay recently toured both sites with County Administrator David Eberly and says the work is nearly complete…


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