Thousands of solar panels are going up in the Town of Wawarsing.

The town is having 3,500 panels installed at its transfer station. The $2 million installation is being done at no cost to the town by Solar Liberty of Buffalo. The panels will be used to help power town-run buildings.

Town Supervisor Leonard Distel said once the project is complete, the town will save about $31,000 in the first year.

"This is a huge savings, especially when our electrical bills are over a quarter-million dollars a year," he said.

Distel said the project is expected to be complete by the end of this month and fully operational by January.