With the help of a rebate from Otter Tail Power Company, Lakeland Public Television recently installed a 39.6-kilowatt (kW) rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) system.
Projected savings are more than 45,000 kilowatt-hours annually. “Combining our $34,000 rebate with the simple payback brought the project from outside scope to implementation,” said Otter Tail Power Company Energy Management Representative Roger Garton. Lakeland Public Television also completed an upgrade to energy-saving LED lighting and implemented cost-effective geothermal heating and cooling systems. “It’s encouraging to see a business take a leadership role in its community when it comes to efficiency and energy,” said Garton.
Through Otter Tail Power Company’s Publicly Owned Property (POP) Solar program, publicly owned facilities may qualify for a cash incentive by installing a solar PV system. Incentives include $1,250 per kW of installed nameplate direct capacity (DC), up to 50 percent of project costs, for systems less than 40 kW of nameplate DC capacity. Visit otpco.com/POPSolar to learn more.
Photo caption (from left to right): Otter Tail Power Company Operations Manager Darren Matetich and Garton present a rebate check to Lakeland Public Television CEO Bill Sanford for the facility’s new PV system.