HOLBROOK, AZ, May 28, 2013—Navajo County held an event featuring Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick (AZ-1), local elected officials and Arizona business leaders to celebrate two solar projects totaling more than 900 kilowatts on Navajo County government 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 and SolarCity Senior Project Development Manager Larry Marchman.
Located at Navajo County’s Main Complex and the County Jail, the solar power systems will offset an average of 40% percent of each of the two facilities’ electricity needs, bringing immediate and long-term savings on energy bills.
Navajo County joins hundreds of other governments, school districts, and businesses across the state in benefiting from state Net Metering policy, which credits solar customers for the surplus clean energy their systems send to the grid for neighbors to consume. Net Metering enables Arizonans to help the grid become more efficient while saving taxpayers money on energy bills.
“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.”
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“Arizona residents, businesses, school districts and governments now have the choice to take control of their energy costs,” said Larry Marchman. “SolarCity can sell electricity to Arizonans for less than they currently pay their utility, and local SolarCity employees will provide free installation and maintenance for all customers.”
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