Two photovoltaic (PV) solar panels were installed on the library’s roof in November 2008, and are tied into the city’s electric grid. Click on the solar panel image to view the power being generated in real time! Our solar panels are the result of a grant awarded to the City of Westby by WPPI and Focus on Energy The total cost of the installation was $53,000, with WPPI Energy contributing $25,000, Focus on Energy $17,000, City of Westby $5,000 and the Westby Utility Community Fund $6,000. The system will provide approximately 8,700 kilowatt-hours of clean electricity each year; as of February 12, 2009, the panels have provided over 9,500 Kwh and prevented more than 18,900 pounds of C02 from going into the atmosphere. In more tangible terms, so far the panels have provided electricity that could power a TV set for 66,200 hours, or 73 computers for one year. The library was chosen for the installation because our building has an ideal south-facing roof.
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Westby WI 54667