Man Wants to Install Solar Lights at Freedom Field in Ocean Springs

This week, News 25 spoke with a man who wants to install solar powered lights at Freedom Field in Ocean Springs at no cost to the city.

Hank Roberts with Third Rock Energy Solutions in St. Martin tells News 25 he wants to apply for a grant to install six to eight solar powered lights at the soccer field. Roberts says the Board of Aldermen is in favor of the project, but Mayor Connie Moran is unsure. Friday, News 25 reached out to Mayor Moran and she says she is not aware of any grant through the state which can fund this project.

Moran says, “And we looked into it. I found it was a low interest loan, and not a grant, and $167,000 of solar equipment only to save $200 a month of power bills seems to be a little longer of a payback than the board would want to embrace.”

News 25 followed up with Roberts’ partner, Charlie Thomas. He tells News 25 that Third Rock Energy Solutions is looking for a grant with the federal government.

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