Once the Cincinnati Parks Solar Power Project is complete, it will have the largest number of solar arrays in the State of Ohio. The solar power project involves installing solar panels in twelve different parks and structures all over the city.
The project consists of 586 235-watt Sharp solar modules and once completed, will provide Cincinnati 170 kilowatts of clean, renewable energy. The solar power project is funded through the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act or ARRA.
With the solar power project, Cincinnati Parks Department is expecting to reduce carbon emissions by 121 metric tons. That’s an equivalent of taking 22 cars off the road. It also provided the state with 37 new jobs. The solar power project, plus the other energy efficiency initiatives of the city, will decrease the city parks’ energy use by up to 26 percent. That spells a lot of savings for the city.
The Cincinnati Parks solar project is designed and installed by Third Sun Solar, one of the leading installers of clean energy systems. Sharp solar modules are used in the project. The panels are designed to operate even in the harshest weather conditions and gives out high power output per square foot of the solar array.