Some residents of the town of Holland now have a better
idea of how solar power works.
The town hall held an open house today showcasing
a newly installed photo-vol-tic photovoltaic system.
The new system uses net metering which means the town
will receive a bill credit for any unused excess power
sent to the grid.
Town officials say the new system costs 54 thousand
but energy savings will pay the town back within 15
The Town Clerk says the in a 30 year period .
the town will save 86 thousand dollars.
Officials say the solar panels are in response to
new power lines coming into the area.
We did a lot of searching and talking and determined
that we need to be leaders.
What we need to do is talk about making energy localized.
If you have localized energy, you don't need to have
these powerlines going all across the country.
And so we're like, well, let's put our money where
our mouth is.
Let's spend some money and be forefront of that leadership
and say okay, solar's a good thing.
Let's do it.
The Town of Holland will also offer bulk buys to anyone
within the Holmen Fire District.