The Mukilteo City Hall is an 18,000-square-foot facility slated to qualify for LEED Gold certification. The energy-efficient aspects of the building are numerous, therefore the solar installation will provide a meaningful contribution to the electricity load. The building is open to the public and is regularly visited by the public, contractors, consultants and other government personnel. The building has a south-facing standing seam roof with near 100% solar access. The city is installing an informational kiosk area which can be utilized to display live solar data. The system will be incorporated into the building tour program. The project champion hopes to get City Council approval for $13,500 in matching funds. The project budget includes provisions for a custom kiosk installation to leverage the existing kiosk space. The city plans to encourage school groups and other civic groups to visit the project to learn of the benefits. The project champion is a registered professional engineer who regularly has given public presentations and will be available to promote the system.
GRANT PROPOSED: 2720 W Solar PV Demo installed on roof; kiosk; training