DCC To Install Solar Panels

Solar panels are to installed at the Civic Offices of Dublin City Council and four public libraries in the city.

The panels, which generate power using natural light as opposed to sunshine, are expected to save up to €21,000 a year on electricity bills.

According to a report by the Irish Independent, buying and installing the panels is expected to cost up to €250,000 and will be part funded by the EU. It is expected that the panels will have paid for themselves in 13 years, after which the savings to the council will be permanent.


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