The San Miguel Community Services District expects to save at least $600 per month in energy costs during peak summer months following last week’s installation of solar panels at its fire station and administrative building.
The district said in a news release that the 12 kilowatt/DC roof mount installation will provide between 90 and 100 percent of the building’s electricity.
The total cost of the panels and installation came at approximately $39,000, said district general manager Darrell Gentry.
District board President Larry Reuck said in a written statement that work was completed by local company Cal Paso Solar.
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Reuck wrote that the panels are expected to have paid for themselves within about eight years.
The district encourages customers to track its energy usage by visiting sanmiguelcsd.org.