Native metropolis completes solar panel set up


CARBONDALE, Ill. (WSIL) – City officials at Carbondale are pleased with the progress of the city’s solar energy projects.

On Thursday, the city held a ribbon cutting ceremony on a number of boards outside the Carbondale Public Safety Center.

A number of panels have been running in the security center for about a month. Gary Williams, city manager, told News 3 that there is another small selection at the Carbondale Civic Center that is also online.

“Our wastewater treatment plant southeast consumes a lot of energy and the plant out there will be able to deliver 100%. That’s really cool for us, not just the cost savings, but the fact that we’re producing our energy locally is a great thing for our community, “said Williams.

Williams says the city will save more than a million dollars in the next 20 years if these three locations have arrays.

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