June 15, 2012
Town of Chester landfill and recycling attendant Lou Lashomb walks past an array of solar panels, one of two installations 150 feet long, that will soon power the town transfer station, town garage complex, and Chester recycling center. The town of Chester decided this week to double the number of arrays and the electrical output of their solar installations to both save money and become more earth-friendly. The town is now converting to solar power to provide electricity for all their facilities, including the Chester-Horicon Health Center, the town highway garage, the Chester Municipal Center, and the Dynamite Hill complex. Area energy officials say Chester is leading the way in employing such alternative energy sources.
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Having already earned accolades for being one of the first municipalities to embrace solar power, the Town of Chester decided this week to nearly double their installation to produce far more electricity in an earth-friendly manner.