Superior Fire Department is now solar powered
A celebration on Thursday for the new solar array on top of the Superior Fire Department headquarters.
Mayor Jim Paine and Chief Camron Vollbrecht flipped the switch. There are now 319 panels on the roof to help power the building and more.
Vollbrecht explained, “The system is designed to produce 170% of power needed at headquarters. The extra will offset the power needs at the other two stations, charge our two current electric vehicles, and also has enough power in the future to charge an electric fire truck.”
This was a fire department lead initiative. Mayor Jim Paine praised their innovation.
Cedar Creek Energy installed the array. The project cost was $360,000, although the city is applying for grants, which could reimburse them between 30-50% of the price.