Research of solar power and its impact on the community underway in Opelika

Research of solar power underway in Opelika

OPELIKA, AL (WTVM) - Opelika is hoping to turn the sun into a new wave of energy.

The ribbon is being cut for a $1 million research project though Alabama Municipal Electric Authority's partnership with Opelika Power Services.

The 50-kilo watt solar panels are located outside the Opelika Power Series headquarters on Fox Run Parkway. Project managers say they are hoping to understand how solar energy can impact communities and further advance energy practices.

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