Solar energy dashboard now online

Last year, the city began seeking proposals to replace at least 60 percent — and ideally 80 percent or more — of the power needs for certain public facilities, and this past fall, began using solar power for the parks, streets and fire department facilities.

In less than four months, these three new arrays have powered the equivalent of 58,613.15 light bulbs for a day and saved 13,597.66 kg of carbon dioxide emissions, the equivalent of planting more than 750 trees.

The public can now monitor the energy produced on these facilities. Online dashboards are now available for the arrays on the Parks Department shop, the Streets Department shop and the Fire Station.