Saturday, May 30, 2009

Alternative Energy in Cookeville

Officials with the Cookeville Electric Department say more people are inquiring these days about alternative energy sources. The Cookeville city council has approved an agreement with TVA to help local home and business owners develop alternative sources of power. Electric Department Director Tony Peek. says a couple of projects locally are already taking advantage of the program. Gordon Hunter has installed a solar system at his home on 6th Street, saving $70 to $80 a month on the cost of his electricity. Meanwhile, Peek says former Cookeville vice mayor Richard Grogan is using a wind turbine at his business in Algood.