The Centre County prison’s solar power system continues to provide substantial savings
In the county’s energy bills according to officials there. The solar array at the prison went online two years ago. The latest figures show that solar power has reduced the prison’s electric bills to zero
While generating extra electricity that can be used elsewhere.
Before solar 40 percent of Centre County Government’s electric bill was due to the prison.
“Just on our main site,not counting the 911 center, the county was spending well over 4 hundred thousand dollars on just electricity.”
Due to the solar savings, the county expects to save close to $160 thousand dollars over the next three years in energy costs