The Berlin Township Community Center Board of Directors hopes to be able to install solar panels on their roof.


The Berlin Township Community Center Board of Directors hopes to be able to install solar panels on their roof.
Trudy Derrick, of the Community Center Board, told the Berlin Supervisors Tuesday night that they expect PPL to be able to give half of the costs back as a rebate. The Board is looking to see if a federal allocation they received a few years ago, will cover the cost to buy and install the solar system.
The funding has already been used for various improvements, including new energy efficient windows, a water system and an emergency exit. They have about $88,000 left in the funding.
“The second it is turned on, we’ll make money,” Derrick, adding PPL will reimburse approximately half of the anticipated costs.  After a while, the community center would start selling energy back to PPL.  The board has already been talking to a local solar energy contractor.
The Community Center was originally the Beach Lake School. Today it serves as the Berlin Township municipal building and features many social and community activities through the year. Among the regular groups are Beach Lakers 4-H, line dancing, crochet, senior citizens, Silhouettes, Lehman Dance group and the Unitarian Fellowship.
 To rent a room for a special activity or a regular group, contact Trudy at (570)729-8302.