SolarCity Powers Navajo County Facilities with Solar Energy
Representative Ann Kirkpatrick (AZ-CD1) delivers remarks to those attending the recent ribbon cutting for the newly completed Navajo County Solar Facility in Holbrook, AZ. According to recent estimat
Posted: May 29, 2013 By: Hunter Moore
Holbrook, AZ — Navajo County held an event featuring Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick (AZ-1), local elected officials and Arizona business leaders to celebrate the completion of a new solar project that has the capacity of providing more than 900 kWH of power to Navajo County facilities. The solar installations are expected to save taxpayers tens of thousands of dollars in their first year of operation alone.
"Navajo County's decision to go solar will benefit the taxpayers as well as the air we breathe," said Congresswoman Kirkpatrick, who represents Navajo County in Arizona's 1st District. "It's encouraging to see Arizonans taking energy matters into their own hands -- and families keeping more money in their own pockets."
In addition to Congresswoman Kirkpatrick, remarks were given County Chairman Jonathan M. Nez. “Navajo County is the beneficiary of many wonderful partnerships, and this case is a prime example,” said Chairman Jonathan M. Nez. “We are very pleased with the results of this solar project. Not only does it provide a long-term and sustainable form of energy to our facilities, but it demonstrates the forethought and vision that our staff and corporate partners can share to achieve great things for our tax payers.”
The completed solar array is located adjacent to the Navajo County Main Complex and County Jail in Holbrook. According to officials from APS, the solar power system has offset 80% percent of the two facilities’ electricity needs to date, bringing immediate and long-term savings on energy bills.
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