10/21/2013 5:40 PM
by Rebecca Turco
LEWISBURG - The city of Lewisburg is
aiming to become more environmentally friendly by installing solar panels.
The city is looking to put photovoltaic
cells on city hall, according to Mayor John Manchester. Manchester said officials
are beginning to test a model that allows governmental entities to install
solar panels on city buildings. It's all part of an administrative decision by
the city council.
Manchester believes it is important to
look toward alternative energy sources as the cost of fossil fuels continues to
rise. “The goal of this is basically to lock in that which you are spending,”
he explained. “To give yourself a little buffer for the future and take a
little more control of your own energy bills.”
The project does not cost the city any
upfront money. Officials are working out specific details and hope to start the
project within the next year.