Camden buildings to be solar-powered soon

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CAMDEN, Ark.- A south Arkansas city takes another step towards going green.

All public buildings in Camden will soon be powered by the sun. 

It’s part of a deal with an energy company, taking advantage of tax incentives.

This summer, they’ll build a solar farm on city land. 

It’s all at no cost to the city, with the option to buy the farm in 20 years. 

“This is an opportunity for our community to lead the way and be more progressive and innovative in our approach for energy,” says Mayor Julian Lott. “Our water plant uses lots of energy, and so that’s going to save our citizens lots over time.”

They’re estimating about $100,000 in savings on electric bills each year. 

The solar farm will also power Ouachita County buildings, including its hospital. 

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