An environmental education in Wayne County has gone solar.
Recently, dedicated volunteers from the non-profit SEEDS (Sustainable Energy Education and Development Support) completed the installation of 28 solar panels on the roof of the Lacawac Sanctuary Visitors Center in Lake Ariel, PA.
Seeds was able to secure 6K dollars through grants and private donations paid for the rest of the 12K dollar price tag.
The Salem Township electrical inspector gave the green light on August 9th, and the system is now powered up and ready to go.
The 8.4-kilowatt capacity system is expected to provide nearly 90% of the annual electricity used in the building, which includes Lacawac Sanctuary’s main offices and biology research laboratory, saving them more than $1100 in yearly operating costs.
The staff says the big savings is only one of the perks. The renewable energy will also provide a hands-on educational tool for the students on campus.