December 12, 2018
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South Portland to turn on state’s largest municipal solar array

City of South Portland | CBS 13
City of South Portland | CBS 13
South Portland has almost 3,000 total solar panels spread out across 34 acres of land.

South Portland will power up a new large solar farm.

South Portland will be flipping on the switch to their solar project at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday.

The city says this joint effort with the city of Portland will save both cities millions in the long run.

South Portland has almost 3,000 total solar panels spread out across 34 acres of land.

The city says the project is the largest municipal solar project in the state, and will save South Portland roughly $3-million over the course of its 40-year existence.

The city says there is also a chance of the city making money off of this investment, because the panels have the potential to generate enough of their own power to not utilize the grid.

The solar panels will be used for the city municipal and school buildings, and is currently expected to generate 12 percent of their total daily needs.

Portland was also supposed to have thousands of panels installed this summer, but the city says they are having some structural problems with the land they are building on.

 


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