Black Hawk County advances solar energy project

 Good News Notes:

“Black Hawk County is moving ahead with plans to install solar energy panels at eight county-owned buildings.”

“This is not only going to have a financial impact — it’s going to save millions of dollars over the coming decades — but also it’s the equivalent of planting over 300,000 trees,” Schwartz added. “It’s something we can all be proud of leaving for future generations.”

“Preliminary projections indicate the county’s electric bill would drop from $63,308 to $960 a year at those buildings. Based on conservative energy rate hikes, the panels would pay for themselves in 14 to 16 years and generate a $1.4 million net savings during the 25-year warranty period for the panels.”

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