Excerpt from STL Today: “Under an appropriately blazing summer sun, a crowd gathered Tuesday to celebrate the placement of the first solar panel in what will be the largest single installation of solar electricity in the state of Missouri.
When completed, the array will contain 327 solar panels, which will sit atop a steel structure over the parking garage for the Heritage Building, 10 South Brentwood Boulevard.
The solar canopy is part of a larger renovation of the Heritage Building, built in 1952, for a new police station and municipal court for Clayton.
The solar project will produce about 204,000 kilowatt hours a year by drawing energy from the sun. It will provide all the energy needs of the parking garage and offset about a third of the main building’s electrical needs.
That’s enough to power about 19 homes for a year, according to Brightergy, a solar development company that was awarded the contract for the installation.” Read more.