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Delphi Community School Corporation completes solar energy project

The Delphi Community School Corporation has wrapped up its multi-million dollar investment in solar energy.

Posted: May. 14, 2018 11:48 PM
Updated: May. 15, 2018 9:00 AM

DELPHI, Ind. (WLFI) - The Delphi Community School Corporation has wrapped up its multi-million dollar investment in solar energy. To celebrate, the corporation hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony Monday.

Late last year, more than 6,000 solar panels were powered up on school property. They are located at the transportation building and behind the middle and high school building.

The district will reduce electricity consumption and is expected to save more than 6 million dollars over 30 years.

Superintendent Greg Briles said last year alone, the corporation spent $412,000 for electricity consumption.

"We're taking all the money that we're saving and we're paying with our electric bills that we had put into our funding for last year. So, it's coming from the same place, it's just reduces it," said Briles. "So, in the first four months, we saved $73,345 approximately."

Briles said the savings will go right back into the classrooms and benefit the students.

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