City Solar Array Installations
Source: City of Santa Barbara
The City is always looking for opportunities to implement energy efficiency measures and to install renewable energy systems at its facilities. Currently, the City is installing three new solar arrays at Fire Station 4, Fire Station 5, and the Eastside Library.
These sites were selected because they are simultaneously undergoing facility-wide renewals to address deferred maintenance, including complete roof replacements. This makes it an ideal time to add energy efficiency measures as part of the overall renewal.
Benefits of solar arrays include lowering energy costs, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and increasing local renewable energy production. The installations will improve energy resiliency and reliability by readying these facilities to become micro- grids, or self-sustaining buildings.
The expansion of renewable, carbon-free energy use is in direct support of the City’s 100 percent Renewable Electricity Resolution as well as its Climate Action Plan goals.
To find out more, visit: http://www.SantaBarbaraCA.gov/Energy