First, geothermal heating. Now, solar power.
The Tamaqua Area School District is considering a proposal to have solar power grids installed on its properties.
By doing so, the district could save $5.2 million on its energy bills over the next 20 years, according to Reiner E. Jaeckle, chief operations officer for MetroTek Energy Services, Kunkletown.
Jaeckle and Eric Abershaus, MetroTek president, presented its renewable energy proposal to the Tamaqua Area Board of Education's finance committee Tuesday evening.