27 Dec '11, 4pm

Solar panels to power a California jail

Solar panels to power a California jail

The system consists of two triangular-shaped arrays, for a total of 6,272 solar panels ground-mounted on 4.5 acres next to the John Latorraca Correctional Facility and the Iris Garrett Juvenile Justice Correctional Complex. Siemens also upgraded the complex’s lighting systems to make the facility more energy-efficient and improve the economics of the entire project. Money saved by the project will be deposited in a fund used to support other capital improvements, including planned energy efficiency upgrades at all county facilities.

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/energy/stories/solar-pan...

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