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Solar panels to help power Wawarsing in 2018

Solar panels in Wawarsing, NY
Candace Dunkley
November 1, 2017

Thousands of solar panels are going up in the Town of Wawarsing.

The town is having 3,500 panels installed at its transfer station. The $2 million installation is being done at no cost to the town by Solar Liberty of Buffalo. The panels will be used to help power town-run buildings.

Town Supervisor Leonard Distel said once the project is complete, the town will save about $31,000 in the first year.

“This is a huge savings, especially when our electrical bills are over a quarter-million dollars a year,” he said.

Distel said the project is expected to be complete by the end of this month and fully operational by January.