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West Rockhill is the First in PA to Use Solar for 100% of Its Municipal Electricity Needs

West Rockhill is the First in PA to Use Solar for 100% of Its Municipal Electricity Needs | Newtown News of Interest | Scoop.it

[Back in August 2021] the Ready for 100 team in Bucks County met outside West Rockhill’s municipal building, to see and learn about West Rockhill’s municipal solar project — the first in Pennsylvania to provide 100% of a municipality’s electricity. 

The 70.12 kW system is comprised of 180 panels, 2 ground mounted racks, and 6 inverters. The township spent $169,000 from their general fund reserves, proud that they didn’t need to finance this; that they’ve paid no interest. The electricity generated will power the municipal building, the park, the traffic signals, the street lights and the wells for this town of 5200 people. They expect an 11 year payback period, with all savings going back into the general fund’s reserve account. 

 

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On July 14, 2022, Former West Rockhill Supervisor Jim Miller [@millerjejr on Twitter] gave #NewtownPA Supervisors Elen Snyder & John Mack & members of the EAC a tour of the facility.

 

On FB, Kierstyn Piotrowski Zolfo commented "EXCITING! I hope you can import that idea into Newtown." Ms. Snyder responded: "That’s the plan."

 

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