Solar Power at the Main Library
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.