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System size: 71.6 kilowatts (217 solar panels)
System output: 75,520 kilowatt-hours/year
CO₂ reduction: 79,900 pounds/year
Comprised of 217 solar panels on the rooftop of our library building, this system will generate roughly 75,520 kilowatt-hours (kWhs) of electricity every year, and has the potential to save our library upwards of $300,000 over the lifetime of the system.
Additionally, the environmental benefit of producing our own local, clean power will be keeping 79,900 lbs of carbon pollution out of the atmosphere, or offsetting the equivalent of over 134,500 miles driven in a gas-powered car every year.
The array was installed by our partners at Revision Energy .
The library received a $50,000 grant towards the solar array from EBSCO Information Services, an Ipswich, Mass.-based company that offers services for libraries around the world. The company gives out yearly grants to libraries around the world to help them go solar and reduce energy expenses, and Peterborough Library is the first in the Northeast to receive the grant.