Lava Hot Springs, Solar Project
Keller Associates designed a 2.5 kW photovoltaic system for the City of Lava Hot Springs. The project was largely funded by a renewable energy grant. The system, located at the municipal ﬁre station, was designed to reduce electric bills, promote a community awareness of the environment, and provide an educational resource to the area.
The two high-efﬁciency solar modules generate an estimated 2,920 kilowatt-hours of electricity per year. Additionally, the bi-directional meter allows the City to sell any excess power back to the utility company through a net metering agreement.
- Payback period: 20 Years
- Estimated Power Production: 2,920 kilowatt-hours (annually)
- First Blue Sky Power Project in Idaho