HENRICO COUNTY, VA. (WRIC) – A Henrico County chief says he needs so as to add photo voltaic panels to the Springfield Highway Landfill. If authorized by the board, renewable vitality will probably be used within the sewage pump station.
Three Chopt District supervisor Tommy Branin urged having photo voltaic panels on the land six years in the past. On the time, nonetheless, the expertise wasn’t highly effective sufficient to make it cost-effective.
Branin now claims the proposal would save taxpayers $600,000-$700,000 in electrical energy over 30 years.
“They are going to put up the cash to construct it, preserve it and maintain it going to generate vitality,” Branin mentioned. “That can cut back our energy prices as a result of we will probably be shopping for energy from Dominion.”
If the county approves the photo voltaic panels, Branin mentioned he wish to make the same proposal for the japanese a part of the county.
“It is necessary for, not solely the residents of Henrico, however the area to see what good planning and good pondering can do to be sustainable and rework the whole lot,” Branin defined.
County leaders will vote on the photo voltaic panel proposal throughout a gathering tonight. Whether it is authorized, the photo voltaic panels will probably be out there in 2025.