Standard Solar, Inc., a leading player in the development and installation of solar electric systems serving residential, government and commercial clients, has unveiled its proposal for the installation of a solar energy system with a capacity of 69.2 KW in the Coaldale Borough and Broad Top Township, Pennsylvania as it senses demand from the Pennsylvanian customers. The system is expected to be installed in the beginning of November 2010.
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection is financing the project by using a state Conversion Works fund, which is the tax amount collected as per the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The company plans to generate about 80% of the energy requisite for the plant from the Riddlesburg municipal wastewater treatment plant by installing 286 panels on it. Every year, about 85.8 MWh of electricity will be generated from the solar energy system with a capacity of 68.64 KW without the emissions of greenhouse gases. To compensate this, the township should plant trees covering 30 acres.
The chairman of Broad Top Township, Donald Hedge Jr., said that the proposal would reduce the costs associated with the wastewater treatment and the rates would become more affordable as the production of electricity through solar energy would lessen electric costs.