Saturday, September 22, 2012

KRCC unveils solar-power system

Posted By on Sat, Sep 22, 2012 at 9:03 AM

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Via press release comes word that public-radio station KRCC 91.5 FM has added a 1.72kW photovoltaic power grid to its rooftop — a first for a radio station in Colorado Springs, apparently. It's hoped it will produce around 3,191 kilowatt hours annually, or 10 percent of the building's electricity needs.

“KRCC is very excited to enter a new era with the installation of solar panels on our building,” says station manager Delaney Utterback in the release. “KRCC’s efforts mirror those of our parent organization, Colorado College. We, too, are striving to reduce our carbon footprint. Having less impact on natural resources is a value our listeners support and our solar panels are a crucial first step in KRCC's strategic goal for all around sustainability.”

Catch it in person during the 2012 Pikes Peak Sustainability Tour, on Oct. 27.

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