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Green Reads in Arkansas

Posted Sep 10 2009 10:57pm
Girl in library Some parts of the country may get more attention than others when it comes to sustainability, but the truth is that people everywhere are taking steps to live more eco-friendly lives. Take the Fayetteville Public Library, in Arkansas. It was the first building in the state to become LEED-certified, in 2006, and now it’s teaming up with local manufacturer Power Electronics International to install 48 solar panels on the library’s roof. The panels will have ten to 20 kilowatts generating capacity, enough to power a small neighborhood.

In addition, the deal will help the local tech company build business and strengthen the local economy. And since the library plans to provide visitors with information about the amount of energy harvested and used, the library’s patrons will be able to see just how well solar technology works. And that will go a long way toward garnering even more support for a new energy future.

--Kyle Boelte
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