Saving future tax dollars with alternative energy projects

Saving future tax dollars with alternative energy projects

To transition to a hybrid alternative-energy system, power to the facility was shut down at 4 p.m. on a Friday so final connections to the ground-mount solar array could be made. Then the local utility, Xcel Energy, switched out meters. A final electrical inspection was made and then start-up testing conducted.

Saving future tax dollars with alternative energy projects

Red Wing’s first solar-energy project was at the fire station, a 17kW system that’s generating roughly $250 worth of electricity every month. The Minnesota city celebrated 2013 Earth Week with an open house at the building.

Saving future tax dollars with alternative energy projects

To transition to a hybrid alternative-energy system, power to the facility was shut down at 4 p.m. on a Friday so final connections to the ground-mount solar array could be made. Then the local utility, Xcel Energy, switched out meters. A final electrical inspection was made and then start-up testing conducted.

Saving future tax dollars with alternative energy projects

In June, a 40kW solar-electric system went live at the city’s Integrated Solid Waste Management Campus.

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