LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The Archdiocese of Louisville and LG&E have made history with the completion of a new array of solar panels.

The first diocesan-based solar array in the greater Kentucky region is now at the Archdiocese's pastoral center on Poplar Level Road. The system is made up of 100 solar panels that are each about the size of a car windshield.

Archbishop Joseph Kurtz says using solar power will help the diocese achieve some of its renewable energy goals.

"We want to be good citizens. We want to be able to address environmental challenges that all of us are aware of, in a way that we are not simply part of the problem, but actually become part of the solution," said Kurtz.

The new array of panels was made possible through LG&E's Business Solar program. 

It offers businesses the chance for LG&E to build and operate customized solar facilities at the customer's property.

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