Thumbs up: Stimulus solar brightens Indy grid
Federal stimulus dollars will generate long-terms dividends for Indy's public housing administrator. ARRA funds supported the majority of a $345,000 installation of 248 240-watt solar panels at the Indianapolis Housing Agency's Laurelwood Apartments. The panels will generate power for Indianapolis Power & Light, earning an estimated $20,000 per year for IHA and expanding IPL's offering of green power options. It will take a while to earn back the initial investment, but meanwhile it stokes local green industry such as renewable energy firm Johnson Melloh Solutions, which installed the panels.