Solar Powered City Building

Solar Powered City Building
Posted on 08/13/2020
new city hall with logo lightCity of Pullman officials announced today that as of July 29, 2020, the solar power system on the new Parks, Recreation, and Senior Center building is up and running with the converted energy now being fed into the electrical grid for the building. This new system is rated to last more than 30 years, producing 98,320 kilowatt-hours per year with an annual energy savings to the City of approximately $10,353--a reduction of 15.9% of the City’s energy cost at City Hall. We are anticipating that the City of Pullman’s contribution to this project will be recovered in less than 15 years by the energy savings.

As early as 2018, the City began investigating the option of solar power on City property. In 2019, the TransAlta Centralia Coal Transition Board and the Washington State Department of Commerce awarded sizeable grants to the City for a solar panel array to be installed on the roof of the new Parks, Recreation, and Senior Center building at 190 SE Crestview Street.

During the months of June and July 2020, general contractor Apollo Solutions Group added solar panels to 70% of the roof of the new Parks, Recreation, and Senior Center building. With the help of M&M Harrison, Avista, and PCI Renewables, the necessary components were installed and activated to convert, monitor, and distribute the energy produced by the solar panels.

The City of Pullman is committed to sustainability and looks forward to more opportunities in the future to utilize green energy options. Thanks for partnering with us in this!