Solar-paneled parking deck to help city power grid | Public Spaces
CONCORD - The City of Concord’s Downtown Municipal Parking Deck on Cabarrus Avenue has a new look.
The public is invited to a ceremony on January 10 unveiling newly installed solar modules to the deck's top level, leaving 23 lucky parking spaces in the shade.
The $500,000 project, owned by a private investor, was funded through a North Carolina Main Street Energy II Grant. Power produced from the solar array will be sold back to the energy grid.
The modules are expected to generate more than 80,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity annually, enough energy to power four homes.
Mayor Scott Padgett, along with members of City Council, investor Stefan Gleason and representatives from Argand Energy Solutions will ceremonially acknowledge use of the solar array on Tuesday, January 10 at 3:30 p.m. on the top level of the parking deck.
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