The 23.4 kilowatt rooftop solar system was made possible with funding support from Pacific Power’s Blue Sky program customers through a $65,000 grant award. The library was able to raise the additional $8,500 needed to complete the project through local community donations. Adding solar panels to the highly efficient ground-source heating and cooling system brings the Main Library close to a net-zero building.
The 78 solar panels on the building’s roof are expected to produce about 1/3 of the power needed for the library annually and save the library more than $25,000 in energy costs over the first 10 years. You can see how much power the panels produce below. Click here for more information about the project.
Thanks to our project partners!