Crayola may use solar power at Easton plant

August 14, 2008 5:49:31 AM PDT
Color this idea with the green crayon. Crayola is looking at using sun power to generate electricity for its eastern Pennsylvania plant. Spokesman Eric Zebley says Crayola is studying the possibility of installing solar panels on a 16-acre site near its plant at Easton, 50 miles north of Philadelphia.

Zebley says such an array could generate three megawatts of electricity for the crayon company.

Company officials plan a presentation at Wednesday night's Forks Township Planning Commission meeting on what the site might look like.

Supervisors Chairman David Howell says it would be a first for the township. He says the site is in an area that allows electrical generation, though the comprehensive plan doesn't specifically deal with solar power.

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Information from: The Express-Times, http://www.lehighvalleylive.com

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