Kansas company installing largest private solar array

Stay up-to-date with KAKE News:

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — A Hutchinson company is installing what is believed to be the largest private solar project in the state.

A Lawrence company this week began installing a 200-kilowatt system on the roof of BOLD LLC's building in Hutchinson. The system will supply an estimated 80 percent of the electricity consumed by the 110,000 square feet of office space and warehouse.

The project is part of a larger effort to increase energy efficiency at the building. Company president Bob Peel says the company also is installing motion-activated and more efficient LED lighting. The goal is to eventually have all power supplied by solar energy.

The Hutchinson News reports the system's electrical generation will equal that required for 25 average homes.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
KAKE TV 1500 N. West Street Wichita, KS 67203-1323 (316) 943-4221
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 260412661 - kake.com/a?a=260412661