ELLSWORTH – Ellsworth might be getting a solar array to power city-owned buildings.
According to City Manager David Cole, they’ve received nine proposals and are looking into cost and where the best location for solar panels would be.
The panels would be used to power buildings like city schools and the wastewater treatment plant.
City-owned properties currently use about five million kilowatt hours of energy a year.
“This has the potential to provide the city with significant savings while utilizing green and renewable energy,” said Cole.
He said while they are in the early stages of looking at proposals, city officials are encouraged so far by the response.