The new solar power panel array atop the Coleman Sports Center has been up and running capturing energy from those beautiful Hiram sunrises since December, and you can follow the alternative energy experiment LIVE to find out just how much clean energy is being produced. Just click on http://live.deckmonitoring.com/?id=hiram_college.
Made possible by a $165,728 U.S. Department of Development grant to Hiram and its partner, Carbon Vision LLC, the 234 solar panels cover the flat roof of the Coleman Center. They represent the first step in Hiram’s continuing commitment to becoming carbon neutral. The solar array is expected to generate about 57 megawatts of electricity per year. That’s enough to power about five average American homes.
The tracking web page allows the visitor to see just how much clean energy the solar array has captured in real time.