Tuesday, October 6, 2015

"People will soon be reading by sunlight over at Tempe's Public Library"

Tempe breaks ground on new solar project at library complex.  (City of Tempe Department News, 10/5/2015)

The project includes:
  • Five solar carport canopies that will provide 262 shaded parking spaces for patrons
  • Large, north side canopy can be used for shaded parking or as a community gathering space for festivals, events, farmers markets and food trucks 
  • 486 solar panels on top of the library building 
  • Savings of more than $95,000 in utility costs over 20 years 
  • Five shaded wheelchair accessible parking spaces near the library entrance 
  • Increases the city’s renewable energy use from 3 percent to 5 percent

Related post:
Homeless escape heat at Tempe Public Library.  (8/27/2010)
Tempe Public Library: From 70.5 to 56 Hours Per Week. (8/3/2010)

The library is now open 62 hours per week.

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