- Associated Press - Thursday, June 29, 2017

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - A Catholic-run homeless shelter in Lexington is switching to solar power to save money and the environment.

The Catholic Action Center says it is making the switch to solar power to “be good stewards of the earth.”

The center’s director, Ginny Ramsey, says part of the decision to switch to solar was the U.S. move to pull out of the global Paris climate accord. Ramsey says she hopes the center’s move to solar would inspire others to make the switch.

The center is using a partnership with a solar power firm to reduce costs. A news release on Thursday said in all it will be a $75,000 investment that will pay for itself in five to seven years. The center will install 100 panels to generate 30 kilowatts of power.

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