The Town of Centreville partnered with SolarCity to build two separate solar arrays at the town’s Waste Water Spray Irrigation Facility on Hope Road. Centreville’s 900 and 100 kilowatt array systems are on five acres of the farm and consist of 4,172 solar panels in total. The systems are projected to save the residents of Centreville in excess of one million dollars in electricity costs over 20 years. The arrays will help defray the cost to operate the waste-water spray irrigation system, waste water and water treatment plants as well as other facilities owned by the Town.
“As Thomas Edison once said, ‘I’d put my money on the sun and solar energy. What a source of power! I hope we don’t have to wait until oil and coal run out before we tackle that’,” said George “Smokey” Sigler, Centreville Council President. “Now, 59 years later, I’m proud to see Centreville activating two solar arrays at Waste Water Spray Irrigation Facility.”