C-UMTD touts solar panels

C-UMTD touts solar panels

The Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District said it hopes to save thousands of dollars in energy costs through a recently-completed project of installing solar panels at the district's maintenance facility.

The installation of about 1,200 panels on the roof of the structure began last November.

C-UMTD Sustainability Planner Jane Sullivan said the panels could potentially save the district about $35,000 per year.

Sullivan added that the solar array created by the panels is expected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 270 tons of carbon dioxide equivalents per year.

You can follow how much solar electricity is being created by the panels and how much energy is being used by the maintenance facility each day by clicking here.

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