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Hurley School board looks at adding solar energy

HURLEY — The Hurley School Board voted Monday to request proposals for adding solar power.

Dave Carlson of Carlson Electric in Hayward gave a presentation to the board. Superintendent Kevin Genisot told the Globe Tuesday that to move to add solar power will depend on the number of years to recoup the money spent, or return on investment.

“We’ve looked at this three times and each time it’s been 15-plus years. They’re saying it might be between 3 to 7 years now,” said Genisot.

He said the school’s electric bill is typically $8,000 a month and projections are they could save $2,000 to $2,500 a m...