Cincinnati Parks Department Introduce Solar Panels to Reduce Carbon Dioxide Discharges

The Parks Department of Cincinnati is installing solar panels to power the lights in the parks of the city. The installation, when completed will make the department to own more number of solar arrays in Ohio state.

The department is planning to install around 586 Sharp NU-235F1 solar modules that are manufactured to endure tough weather conditions and provide increased amount of energy generation per square foot area of the panels. The parks department has chosen Third Sun Solar, an Akron, Ohio-based solar installing company, to design and complete the solar installation. The solar panels installed over 12 parks at various locations will generate over 170 kW of renewable solar energy. The project received its finance from state grant and federal stimulus funding.

The power generated by the solar installation will enable the park to save over 26% of its energy spending to light the parks. The solar installations will result in reduction of up to 121 metric tons carbon dioxide release every year, which can be equated to removing of 22 cars off the road. The project will bring in employment opportunities to 37 people living in Ohio.


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