New Solar Power System

A Lincoln company has installed an efficient new solar-power system that can move to track sunlight that utility officials hope will inspire more use of similar technology.

The dual-axis solar tracking system that total manufacturing company installed is the first one in Lincoln.

The company's John Albers says the system should be able to generate about 12,000 kilowatt hours of energy annually, which is about what an average home uses in a year.

The company received a $25,000 grant from the Lincoln Electric System and about $17,000 in federal tax credits to help pay for the $50,000 project.

LES CEO Kevin Wailes says projects like this help lower the overall demand for energy while testing out new renewable technology.