COMPLETED! Center Renovations and Solar Power System Update

Aerial view of the new solar power system Video: Grid Alternatives

After years of discussion, planning, and implementation, we are excited to announce that the Center's recent renovations are finally complete! With completely new roofs and a totally revamped solar power system, the Center is back and better than ever. After years of unreliable building power we are looking forward to brighter days ahead and can't wait to share our new and improved space with the community.

When built in 2003, the Center was the first L.E.E.D. Platinum certified building in the country and sported a state of the art solar power system. However, over the years, this system became outdated and unable to keep up with the energy needs of a growing Center. The Center now hosts a 25.2 kW-dc solar photovoltaic system (72 total modules), as well as a 45.6 kWh Lithium battery energy storage system. This solar and storage system single-handedly powers the Center, even when the utility grid goes down. Each year, the system will generate greenhouse gas reduction benefits equivalent to planting 36 acres of forest annually.

We are proud to have partnered with GRID Alternatives (GRID) on this unique project. GRID is the country’s largest nonprofit that builds community-powered solutions to advance economic and environmental justice through renewable energy. Their vision is a rapid, equitable transition to a world powered by renewable energy that benefits everyone. 

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