Library Next To Go Solar

The Alachua County Library District is hopping on the solar electric bandwagon with two 100,000-watt projects that will generate much need revenue.

The first project, which spans much of the southern roof of the main library, had just been completed and work is expected to start soon on the roof of the Millhopper Branch. In both cases, private investors will own the systems and receive revenue from Gainesville Regional Utilities through GRU’s feed-in-tariff plan. The library district will receive lease payments from the investors for the use of the library roofs.

Solar Impact is designing and installing the library’s solar electric projects.

Seven firms from around the southeastern United States competed for the job. Solar Impact’s bid offered the highest payment to the library district.


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