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City of Carbondale looking for ideas on how to spend money from solar energy

CARBONDALE, IL (KFVS) -

The Carbondale Sustainability Commission is looking for input for any money that would come from a the sale of solar energy.

Back in March, the city council approved a permit from Brightfields Development to build a solar array project. As part of the approval process, Brightfields said it could provide about a half a million dollars from the generation of energy.

The array will be built at 1555 North Marion Street where Kopper's Wood Treatment Plant used to be located.

The city could get $25,000 per megawatt per year. The project is expected to generate 20 megawatts per year.

The best use of the funds will be submitted to the city council for a final decision. The commission wants to push for the funds to enhance sustainability efforts and the greening of the city of Carbondale.

In order to prepare the proposal, the Commission is accepting ideas and suggestions on the use of these funds.

Please email your suggestions to the Sustainability Commission at sustainability@ci.carbondale.il.us.

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