The Clark-Pleasant Community School Corp. in Whiteland is analyzing the possibility of adding a second solar project to help offset energy costs.
Our partners at the Daily Journal report administrators are looking at installing a solar array at the Clark-Pleasant educational campus in Greenwood, between Clark-Pleasant Middle School and Grassy Creek Elementary School.
It would be the second solar panel field in the area. The first one was completed in April near Ray Crowe Elementary School.
The publication says the cost and size of the solar array have not yet determined, but the project would not exceed $5 million. The district says it will pay for the solar system using general obligation bonds as previous debt comes off the books.
School district business director Jay Staley told the publication under current projections, the solar array would offset 60% to 65% of energy costs and save the district $2 million to $2.5 million over the course of 20 years.