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Lansdale awarded more than $715,000 in solar energy grants

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Lansdale aims to be greener with two solar energy grants that were recently awarded by the Pennsylvania Solar Energy Program to operate more efficiently. RVE has supported the Borough on a wide-range of projects for more than a decade and prepared and submitted grant applications for the following facilities.

Lansdale utilities complex

Lansdale Utilities Complex: Installation of a 509 kW ground-mounted array with single-axis tracking to be interconnected to an existing substation. The complex is composed of the Borough’s sewer treatment plant, electric utility and PJM interconnection substation. The project is expected to be completed by March 31, 2019.

Lansdale Borough Hall

Borough Hall: Installation of a 90 kW rooftop-mounted array with single axis tracking to be interconnected to the power grid. The project is expected to be completed by December 31, 2018.

The solar arrays for both facilities will be designed to minimize installation costs while maximizing solar access and renewable electricity generation. Both systems will feature data monitoring services to track the performance of the solar arrays. When complete, the projects will generate significant amounts of electricity to lower operating costs, which will ultimately benefit the entire community.