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John A. Logan College board approves solar array

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CARTERVILLE, Ill. -- John A Logan College is going solar.

The board of trustees approved a project to build a solar array on the northeastern part of campus.

StraightUp Solar out of St. Louis will build it.

Brad McCormick, vice president for business services and college facilities, said the project will save John A. Logan College about $850,000 over the next 25 years.

"This is a unique opportunity where we get to save money without taking on any risk and without having to spend money to do it," McCormick said. "Once this is completed, this should be the largest solar array in southern Illinois."

McCormick said there's a number of different tax credits available to StraightUp Solar, so it's not like they won't get anything for this project.

McCormick believes the array could be up and running as soon as next year.

He said it'll produce 40-to-50 percent of the college's energy.

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