LA CONNER LIBRARY
TYPE SOLAR FOR NONPROFITS
SIZE 20 KW
LOCATION LA CONNER, WA
PROGRAM SOLAR MOONSHOT
The new La Conner Library's vision is to be the place where people in their diverse community go for discovery, connection and inspiration. The library's mission is to create a safe, supportive and welcoming place for lifelong learning, discovery and personal growth; connection with others of like interests; cultural literacy programs to promote cross-cultural understanding and appreciation; and access to innovative ways of learning.
Installing solar will not only help the library achieve their goal of being certified as LEED Silver, but the savings will be used towards supporting new services such as a community room, EV charger, and public presentations as well as existing services that include children's programs and publicly available computer and internet access.
What They Are Saying
"The La Conner Swinomish Library has committed to certify LEED Silver, which involves a full range of energy efficient materials and technologies to be used in the construction of the new library. One of the efforts which particularly excites us is the full solar array that will provide energy savings over time to the library and the capacity to invest those savings into library programs for our community. The benefits of solar energy are well known. Solar energy reduces air pollution, helps fight climate change, and reduces our dependence on fossil fuels. These are great benefits, and our excitement for solar energy is probably best expressed by how these choices create positive effects long into the future, and hopefully encourage others to do the same. The Solar Moonshot Program grant is a tremendous boost to making the full solar array possible for the new library."
- Susan Macek, Director, La Conner Swinomish Library
METRIC TONS CO2 MITIGATED
Number of gasoline-powered cars off the road for 1 year
Avoided emissions from burning 352,945 pounds of coal
Carbon sequestered by 378 acres of forest in 1 year