Company installing largest private solar array

Hutchinson (KSN File Photo)
Hutchinson (KSN File Photo)

HUTCHINSON, Kansas (AP) – A Hutchinson company is installing what is believed to be the largest private solar project in the state.

A Lawrence company this week began installing a 200-kilowatt system on the roof of BOLD LLC’s building in Hutchinson. The system will supply an estimated 80 percent of the electricity consumed by the 110,000 square feet of office space and warehouse.

The project is part of a larger effort to increase energy efficiency at the building. Company president Bob Peel says the company also is installing motion-activated and more efficient LED lighting. The goal is to eventually have all power supplied by solar energy.

The system’s electrical generation will equal that required for 25 average homes.

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