Belpre plans to add solar panels to fire station

Belpre City Council unanimously approved the first reading of a resolution that would allow a solar energy system to be installed at the Belpre Fire Station on Washington Boulevard, The Marietta Times reports. If the second and third readings are approved, the mayor and safety-service director will be able to “execute a contract with Pickering Energy Solutions LLC” and have the system installed early in 2019, according to the article. The project “will be done at no cost to the city, with the city and Pickering sharing the cost savings,” according to Mayor Mike Lorentz. The system will be similar to one previously installed at the Belpre Municipal Building, which provides electricity for the city’s police department daytime operations. For more, read the full article.

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