Ellensburg Community Renewable Park

Ellensburg, WA
  • As of 2:28pm PDT
  • Power
    Output
    1,365.0 W
  • Irradiance
    71.7 W/m2
  • Temperature
    Cell
    57.3°F
    Ambient
    50.7°F
  • Wind

    Local Direction
    E
    Local Speed
    0.0mph
  • Lifetime
  • 1,094,680.0 kWh
    1,532,552.0 lbs of CO2 Avoided

Weather

NA at 1:08pm
55 °F/13 °C
NA at 1:08pm
Wind direction: W
Wind speed: 5 mph

System Specs

2/14/2007
110.0 kW
37.0°
180.0° from North
This week, Ellensburg Community Renewable Park generated Kilowatt-hours of electricity.From fossil-fueled sources, this amount of electricity would have emitted lbs of CO2 into the atmosphere.

This could power:

  • An electric toothbrush for
  • A 42" plasma-screen television for
  • A typical video game system for

In partnership with BEF, Ellensburg has installed the first “community solar” project in the nation. The striking 57 kW solar-electric system sits just off of Highway 90 in Ellensburg, and piques the interest of nearly every passing driver. The groundbreaking project allows local individuals and businesses to make essential financial contributions to the project. In return, these contributors receive direct credits on their electricity bills for the green power produced by the system. Because of strong community support, the city expanded the system from 36 kW to 57 kW in December of 2008.