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Neptune Beach City Buildings Go Green

City of Neptune Beach

Hardly anyone looks forward to opening up their electric bill at the end of the month, but city leaders in Neptune Beach were pleasantly surprised with a recent statement.

The charge was just $6.15.

Thanks to a grant from the U.S Department of Energy, the city was able to install solar panels on its government buildings, cutting down on the amount of electricity needed to power the facilities. The project was finished last November, and Neptune Beach mayor Harriet Pruitt says she's pleased that it's been successful.

“I think the total committed fund [from the Department of Energy] was about $116,000," says Pruitt. "I’m proud the city went through with it and worked on it. For Neptune Beach, a $6.15 electric bill is excellent."

The city hit that record low in January.