Library to Host Public Project Presentation, Aug 24th

The Fayetteville Public Library will host a public presentation of its recently-installed Solar Test Bed Project on Tuesday, August 24 at 6:30 p.m. in the library’s Walker Community Room.

The library installed 60 solar panels on its roof in June. Since that time, the panels have been producing electrical power, helping to offset the library’s energy costs each month.

A kiosk in the lobby displays real time energy production data from the solar array and provides educational information on solar power.

The solar panels were funded through a $60,000 grant from the International City/County Management Association.

To accomplish the installation of the solar panels, the library worked with numerous community groups, including AEP / SWEPCO, Arkansas Energy Office, Arkansas Power Electronics International, BP Solar, Campbell Electric, City of Fayetteville, Engineering Consultants Inc., Garver Engineering, Multi-Craft Contractors, National Center for Reliable Electric Power Transmission, Unirac, United Rentals, Zero Mountain, Lowe’s and the University of Arkansas.

The public presentation will offer an overview of the grant process, the challenges faced and opportunities that were presented during the installation process and a look at the finished product. The project team will answer questions from the audience following the presentation.

The program is free and open to the public.

For more information, call 856.7250.

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