LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A homeless shelter in Lexington is becoming environmentally friendly.

The Catholic Action Center will install 100 solar panels to generate 30 kilowatts of power and save between $18,000 and $20,000 per year.

The decision came after the U.S. pulled out of the global Paris climate accord. 

"The fact that it's happening in a place where we quite frankly aren't as caught up as we should be with the rest of the country is a big deal," said Adam Edelen with Edelen Strategic Ventures. "So to see a project like this right here in Kentucky is inspiring."

The center is using a partnership with a solar power firm to reduce costs. In all, it will be a $75,000 investment that will pay for itself in five to seven years.

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