By Terry Kovarik
A Catholic youth retreat center in Baileys Harbor is using a commitment to cleaner energy to cut its power bill. The Catholic Youth Expedition Center now operates a 20-kilowatt solar array to supplement its’ electric power needs. The solar array will give the expedition center an additional and more sustainable source of energy. C-Y-E Executive Director Father Quinton Mann says it will pay for itself in the short-term and the long-term.
The solar array is not taking the Catholic Youth Expedition Center completely off of the grid. But once it’s at the break-even point Father Mann referred to, C-Y-E will get credits from the main electrical provider for adding power to the grid.