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East Tenn. PBS solar panel system now up and running

5:17 PM, Mar 19, 2012   |    comments
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East Tennessee PBS is taking a big sustainable step as the station's new solar energy system is now up and running.

162 rooftop solar panels will generate enough energy to power more than four average homes for at least 40 years.

The project does not cost PBS anything, and the panels will provide free power to the station's studio lights.

Several crews from East Tennessee worked on the installation and engineering for this solar project.

"Terra Shares is providing all the equipment, all we do is provide the roof," said Tony Poole with East Tennessee PBS. "So it's a win-win for us, and for the environment and for Knoxville."

When the solar panels are not powering the PBS studio, the energy generated from the 38 kilowatt system will go to the TVA power grid.

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