The Gateway Shopping Center in Edwardsville is a well-known place to shop in Luzerne County, but you might not know that its roof is lined with solar panels.

Now the owner is thinking about doing the same thing at another one of his shopping centers.

“Thousands of dollars over the year, yeah, thousands and thousands.”

In Edwardsville at the Gateway Shopping Center, the sun is saving thousands of dollars for tenants, thanks to solar panels blanketing the shopping center’s roof.

“God gives us the sun. We’re just taking advantage of it and we’re using it.”

Owner Joe Amato was approached to invest in the 200 kilowatt solar panel system after he purchased the shopping center a few years ago.

He and his property manager say the $1million investment was worth it.


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