Just in time for the full City Council vote on the Resolution for Sustainable Energy in Keene on Jan. 17., the City has completed its solar installation on the Public Works and Police buildings.
Mayor Kendall W. Lane and Keene City Councilors, congratulations on this tremendous achievement. It is a major step toward our renewable energy future — and so is passing the resolution next Thursday. We are counting on you! Thank you for your continued efforts to improve our community.
[City of Keene website] There are approximately 2,100 solar panels located at 350-400 Marlboro Street. The array will produce 662 kW, the production expected in the first year is 760,000 kWh. During peak power generation the arrays will power all of Public Works and Police as well as putting some excess energy into the electric grid.
The CO2 offset will be over 800,000 pounds which is equivalent to 41,071 gallons of gas not burned, or removing 77 passenger cars from the road. The 10 year savings from the project will be over $225,000 and over the 25 year life is expected to exceed $685,000.