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Solar Energy System at Fire Station #5

Fire Station #5 and solar panelsThe City of Boynton Beach is committed to conserving energy and promoting a greener environment. The Fire Station #5 solar energy system is used to generate electricity to offset electricity demand as well as create domestic hot water for the station.

The thirty (30) 245-watt photovoltaic (PV) panels offset approximately $133.00 dollars per month of the fire station’s electric bill. In addition to the PV system the fire station was retrofitted with a solar water heating system, which included two (2) solar water heating panels. The solar water heating system will save the City approximately 75%-80% of the current cost to heat water.

Through the help of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), the City was awarded funds to install the solar energy system. The $55,000 project was funded through the Department of Energy (DOE) with an Energy Efficiency Community Block Grant (EECBG). The project was designed and constructed by Abundant Energy, Inc. of Jupiter, Florida.

Learn more by visiting Interactive Website

Take a tour of the project, track solar energy production, view live data and track environmental benefits by visiting the Fire Station 5 live-monitoring website.

Click to visit solar power monitoring website

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