Lake Metroparks, Farmpark

Ohio, OH
  • As of 5:39pm EDT
  • Power
    Output
    0.0 W
  • Irradiance
    0.0 W/m2
  • Temperature
    Cell
    0.0°F
    Ambient
    0.0°F
  • Lifetime
  • 13,124.8 kWh
    18,374.7 lbs of CO2 Avoided

Weather

A Few Clouds at 4:45pm
70 °F/21 °C
A Few Clouds at 4:45pm
Wind direction: N
Wind speed: 14 mph

System Specs

8/14/2007
2.0 kW

System Installer

  • The Renaissance Group
This week, Lake Metroparks, Farmpark 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

Visitors will learn about the potentials and characteristics of solar power through controlling an interactive photovoltaic array tracker. As they attempt to optimize the array's relationship to the Sun, a pond fountain will change height as a direct result of the power produced.

Visitors will also see real time data displays and learn from system graphics and diagrams. The overall system will also display data continuously to the web to allow those interested in the systems performance to see data remotely. The installation will also act as an attraction for the facility's other renewable energy installations and as a statement of Farmpark's overall commitment to sustainability.