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2015 0318 solar police

A fourth government building in Anacortes is “going solar.” Mayor Gere has received the go-ahead from the City Council to sign a contract for solar panes to be installed on the police station.

The arrangement is similar to the solar installations on the library and the middle school. A privately-funded community group will lease the rooftop space for five years for $1,000 per year and will recoup their funding through a state renewal energy incentive based on actual electricity generated.

Once the lease ends, the city will own the solar installation. The solar installation is expected to generate 17 kilowatts of electricity and have a 25-year warranty. The high school also has a solar installation.

Find more information on the Skagit Community Solar’s Web site.