Auburn University researchers have played a key role in the installing of a solar power system at Lee County's T.K. Davis Justice Center, the first public building in Alabama to be outfitted with such a system.
The researchers work at Auburn's Space Research Institute.
The Auburn team managed the installation of a 16.56kW grid-connected solar-powered system on the new addition to the center. The system will offset the energy costs of electricity the building uses.
The system took eight days to install. Auburn researchers will continue to monitor and collect data regarding the amount of solar power that is generated from the building and its efficiency.
The public can view the solar power output at http://sri.auburn.edu/solardata.htm.