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Upper Arlington to Harvest the Power of the Sun

Bob Crane Community Center Goes Green with Solar Panel Installation

The City of Upper Arlington is taking a significant step towards sustainability by installing solar panels on the roof of the Bob Crane Community Center. This project, scheduled to begin this spring and be completed by summer, aims to reduce the facility’s carbon footprint, and promote renewable energy use and overall cost savings.

One of the most exciting features of this initiative is that visitors to the community center will be able to see real-time energy savings on a monitor in the main lobby. This transparent approach not only raises awareness about energy conservation but also demonstrates the benefits of utilizing solar power. The addition of the solar panels is expected to significantly offset the operating costs of the community center for years to come. By harnessing the power of the sun, the facility can reduce its reliance on traditional energy sources, leading to long-term savings.

The estimated carbon offset from adding these solar panels is an impressive 215 metric tons per year. To put this into perspective, that is equivalent to removing every diesel-powered vehicle owned by the City of Upper Arlington from the road for an entire year. The reduction in greenhouse gas emissions will contribute to a cleaner and healthier environment.

The addition of solar panels to the Bob Crane Community Center aligns with the City of Upper Arlington’s commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship. By investing in renewable energy sources, the city is not only reducing its carbon footprint but also setting an example for other communities to follow.

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