By Wiley Hayes
Carroll County Times
Carroll County government will soon be cutting its electrical costs by 20 percent thanks to a decision to use an alternative and renewable form of energy — the sun.
The Board of Commissioners voted to enter into agreements with a private-sector collaborative to construct solar arrays at Hoods Mill Landfill, Hampstead's wastewater treatment plant and Carroll Community College. The county expects to save about $590,000 annually because of this diversification of its energy portfolio. Carroll currently pays about $2.9 million for its electrical costs through Baltimore Gas and Electric.
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