Local firm builds solar array for zoo PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff   
Monday, 04 November 2013 10:47
TOLEDO - A Wood County company is taking the lead on a major new solar energy project for the Toledo Zoo.
Rudolph/Libbe, Walbridge, has started construction on a 2-megawatt solar array from which the zoo will purchase enough power to supply approximately 30 percent of its electrical energy needs - significantly reducing the zoo's carbon footprint.
Rudolph/Libbe is designing and building the project on a 22-acre brownfield site in south Toledo. GEM Inc., one of the Rudolph/Libbe companies, is performing licensed electrical work.
Other Toledo-area companies are also contributing to the project.
The 28,000-panel solar array will be among the largest in the nation to supply power to a zoo.
The project, to be completed in early- to mid-2014, will produce approximately 2.6 megawatts per year.
Local union labor will construct the project, creating about 60 construction jobs.
Rudolph/Libbe also designed and built the zoo's SolarWalk in 2010.
 

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