Sisters flip switch on solar power system

GREEN BAY – A local religious order is turning to the sun to help power its buildings.

The Sisters of St. Francis of the Holy Cross flipped the switch Thursday on its new solar power system.

It is expected to reduce utility costs by 30 percent.

The system is one of the top 25 largest in the state.

Some of the sisters say they’re doing what they can to help the environment.

“Sustainability is very important, taking care of our planet Earth, using our resources wisely and hoping that we’ll be able to lessen our carbon footprint,” said Sister Donna Koch, community president.

The new system will generate the same amount of energy needed to power 14 houses for a year.

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