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Clean, Renewable Solar Power For Walnut Acres Nursing Center


December 4, 2019


Formerly known as the Stephenson CountyNursing Center, Walnut Acres has seen some major changes.

A new solar field will provide clean, renewable solar power for Walnut Acres Nursing Center while saving Stephenson County over $1.5 million in electrical costs over 20 years.

Planned, funded, and executed by the Stephenson Nursing Center Foundation, the nearly completed 460 kW AC solar panel field is the culmination of a two-year effort of the Stephenson County government and the Stephenson Nursing Center Foundation to build the over $900,000 facility.

"The solar field will generate up to 656,000 kWh per year of electricity, enough to provide 68% of Walnut Acres' electrical needs," stated...

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