At the time, Township Manager Michele Meade said energy consultant Steve Winter Associates estimated the solar panels would be an asset for 25 years. The energy consultant said it would take about 12½ to pay off the solar array on the township hall and 14 years to pay off the solar array on the library.
In April, Meade said the project “looks like it makes sense” since the construction costs are fairly low. Funding for the project will be through Capital Funds. Work started this month and will be finished by the end of October.