19 Sep '11, 9am

St. Louis Puts Solar Power on Low Income Housing

St. Louis Puts Solar Power on Low Income Housing

Photo Credit: E. Andrew McKinney, Real Goods Solar The St. Louis Housing Authority has installed solar power systems on its administrative headquarters and four affordable housing complexes. Real Goods Solar designed, installed and engineered the solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, which will produce 617 kilowatts of electrical power, reducing average common area electricity use at the residential complexes by 75% and the Authority’s by 15%. Federal Housing and Urban Development Green Communities stimulus funds and energy redevelopment tax credits financed the project, a big part of which involved installing 405 SunPower and 2,216 Sharp solar panels. All the parts for the project were made in the USA, in compliance with requirements set out in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Producing some 777,000 kilowatt-hours/year, enough power per year for 81 homes, pr...

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