PEORIA, Ariz. (March 1, 2010) – The City of Peoria
will dedicate a new solar-power array as part of an event designed to help
individuals determine if solar energy is a viable option for their home or
The Peoria Solar Fair will be Saturday, March 13,
from 10 a.m. until noon at the Beardsley Water Reclamation Facility, 19980 N.
111th Ave. (south of Beardsley Road). Dedication of the facility’s new solar
array will take place at 10:30 a.m.
Qualified contractors, vendors and building
officials will be on hand to answer questions about solar power. Those
interested can schedule free estimates and learn about the costs and savings of
solar installations for homes and businesses. Information on federal, state and
utility company incentives that are available to help finance solar projects
also will be available.
The Beardsley Solar Array provides a portion of the
power needed for the facility’s operations building. It was built with funding
and financing from the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act and the state
Water Infrastructure Finance Authority.
The array produces about 101,000kw/hours per year,
which equates to an annual reduction of 75 tons of carbon dioxide, planting 379
trees or removing 12 midsize cars from the road.