TUCKERTON — The borough is debating going solar when it renovates Borough Hall.
Borough Environmental Commission President Kim Heinle is urging the borough to install solar panels on the roof of the Public Works building roof as well as Borough Hall when it is renovated.Heinle said the borough could save some money and even earn money if the solar panels produce more electricity than the building needs, which would get the borough credit from the electric company.
“The trick is making sure you can afford the initial capital outlay to pay to install them,” Heinle said. “Historically, it's paid off in five or six years. What happens then is that your utilities almost reverse.”
I hope they see their way clear to the installation!
The article also describes Holy Trinity Lutheran Church on Long Beach Island, who installed 160 solar panels on their roof last summer. They are truly good stewards of the earth.