Richmond park’s solar plans get boost from utility

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RICHMOND, Ind. (AP) — A new park being built in downtown Richmond could feature a building with solar panels under a partnership between the city and a local utility.

The Palladium-Item reports Richmond Power & Light’s board of directors has approved spending $170,000 to build the solar-paneled roof on a building in the new park. The city will be required to contribute a matching amount.

The solar panels will be installed on a building that will house a farmers’ market.

The park is the furthest along of the city’s Stellar Communities projects but is $600,000 over budget. City director of metropolitan development Tony Foster told the utility’s board last week that there would be no building for the market unless the utility agreed to the partnership. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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