In 2009, the City of Beaverton received $914,900 in federal stimulus funds under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) and Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG). Of this funding, $125,242 was used to install solar panels on the roof of the Beaverton City Library.
The Library completed a series of energy efficiency retrofits and installed a 17.6 kilowatt solar array on the roof. The new solar array is estimated to provide the city with more than $7,000 annually from the power it produces. The system provides over 19,000 kilowatt-hours of power and keeps 29... Read full project narrative >>