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Arlen and Barbara Marcus installed 24 solar panels on the roof of a shed next to the main house, providing almost half of their energy needs. Staff photo by Riham Feshir

Woodbury family first to install solar panels

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Arlen Marcus likes to think he inspired the city of Woodbury to consider solar panels on the public safety building.

"I like to think we encouraged them to match us," the Woodbury resident said.


In 2010, about 10 years after building their house on the south side of town, the Marcus family installed 24 rooftop solar panels that power 40 to 45 percent of their home's electricity annually.

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Riham Feshir
Riham Feshir is a reporter and photographer for the Woodbury Bulletin. Her coverage includes Woodbury City Hall, Washington County Board of Commissioners and business news.  Follow Riham on Twitter @RihamFeshir for the latest updates.