Monday, November 15, 2010

Library sun roof: Hyrum installs Utah's biggest city solar array

Lining the roof of the public works building in Hyrum, a series of solar panels harness the energy of the sun. Electrical power that's generated goes directly onto the city's grid. Meanwhile, a computer terminal in the library records the energy and power produced.

"The project is the largest municipal solar electrical system in the state of Utah to date," Hyrum Mayor Dean Howard proclaimed to an audience gathered for a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday at the library. On an annual basis, the panels are projected to produce 62,000 kilowatt-hours, resulting in a yearly savings of about $5,000, Howard said. Logan Herald Journal