The Sustainability Office obtained pre-approval for a $50,000 rebate from the Georgia Solar Program for a solar energy installation at Transportation & Public Works’ Streets and Drainage campus. This rebate is provided as a dollar-for-dollar match for the installation of solar energy systems at local government facilities. The array was installed in 2018, and the monitoring software indicates the system is currently producing approximately 250 kWh/day, which offsets approximately 70% of the energy consumed by this facility. The system is on track to reduce annual utility expenses by nearly $5,000, which results in a 10-year return on investment for Athens-Clarke County citizens. Over the course of the 25-year operating life for the solar system, 3,600 fewer tons of carbon emissions will be released into the atmosphere.