LINCOLN – The Town Council approved the High School Renovation Committee’s vote to authorize $70,000 from the owner’s contingency fund for the design and engineering of solar panels for the Physical Education Center, which would result in a net zero energy building.

“Not doing this project would cost us $100,000 dollars,” said Mario Carreno, a School Committee member and the R.I. Department of Education chief operating officer. Carreno explained that through a series of reimbursements, the solar panels project will actually result in a $100k profit for the town.

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