All four Greene County branches of Peoples Bank are now operating on solar power as part of the company’s new solar energy initiative, Power Up @ Peoples. Eight branches have been converted to solar energy and nine level-two solar car charging stations are at the bank’s Clive, Waukee and Adel locations.
The new solar panels and electric vehicle charging stations will be unveiled and demonstrated at special events on Wednesday, May 15, and Thursday, May 16, at the Clive, Waukee and Adel branches. Community members are invited to attend.
“We converted our power source from traditional electricity to solar power out of a sense for our environment and good stewardship of our resources,” said John Rigler III, president and chief operations officer. “It also made good economic sense as well, as we have substantially reduced our energy bills. Additionally, we installed solar car chargers for those who currently own electrical vehicles and for the expected growth in that market. Assisting us in this conversion was 1 Source Solar in Ankeny, Iowa. They did a magnificent job for Peoples Bank.”
The Peoples Bank offices in Guthrie Center and Ogden were converted as well.