You might notice that Tarrytown Village Hall looks a bit different today than it did last week.
The roof of the municipal headquarters in Tarrytown has been transformed with the installation of an energy-producing solar array covering a large portion of the Village Hall's western and southern roof.
The total cost of the project is roughly $264,000, of which $215,868 is coming from a stimulus grant administered through the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA).
The solar panels will feed directly into the village's electrical system, offsetting the need to purchase energy. It is estimated the panels will help save the Village more that $10,000 a year in energy costs.
"It will be paid off in five to ten years," said Mayor Drew Fixell. "I think it is a great project that is going to save the Village money and reduce our carbon emissions."
An additional $80,000 of money the Village earmarked for the project will go to the installation of solar panels on the Tarrytown Senior Center building prior to September 1.