July 30th – Solar Kiosk Rollout

Patrons interact with the solar test-bed education kiosk located in the Blair library lobby.
Patrons interact with the solar test-bed education kiosk located in the Blair library lobby.

July 30th, 2010 – The library rolled out the educational kiosk for the solar test-bed project. The solar kiosk development was funded┬áby grant through the Arkansas Energy Office.

The upper portion of the kiosk has 5 main areas of information:

1) ICMA Grant Project History

2) Hardware Compenents

3) Installation Photo Gallery

4) How Solar Works

5) Project Partnerships

The lower portion of the kiosk shows real-time energy production data from the Solectria inverter. Patrons can view AC power and energy data for the day, by hour and view historical energy production.

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