June 21–LEAVENWORTH — The sun beat down on Mark Karnofski and his crew of electricians as they worked on the roof of Icicle River Middle School on Thursday.
The hot days mean uncomfortable working conditions. But in a few weeks, long sunny days will be welcome on the roof, where Leavenworth’s first community solar project is now under construction.
Work began last week to install the 96 solar panels — the largest project of its kind in Chelan County.
It should start producing power by the end of the month.