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Septa, Amtrak to use solar to power Paoli rail yard, state kicks in

Rick Way - December 17th, 2010

Paoli, PA--A polluted rail yard will be the site of a future solar-powered transportation facility with the help of the state of Pennsylvania.

The state has granted $1 million to build a solar-power field on part of a Superfund site at the Paoli rail yard, as part of a plan for a new transportation facility, officials announced Monday.

The panels will cover three acres at the west end of the rail yard, across from Central Avenue. Construction is to begin in the fall and be complete by the end of the year.

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