A 296.94 kilowatt solar array is installed on the roof of MTD’s Maintenance Facility at 803 East University Avenue in Urbana. The sun’s energy is captured by 1,212 panels that generate approximately 350,000 kilowatt hours of renewable energy every year. The energy captured by MTD’s solar panels replaces about one quarter of the Maintenance Facility’s electricity consumption. Greenhouse gas emissions are reduced by approximately 270 tons of carbon dioxide equivalents per year. MTD understands that this solar array is the largest in Champaign County (as of ).buildingdashboard
MTD’s solar array is monitored at all times, and solar power production levels are closely compared to the Maintenance Facility’s energy consumption levels. See how our solar array is performing in real time and learn about more of MTD’s sustainability initiatives on our dashboard.
MTD is also spreading solar energy throughout the community with smaller solar panels installed at ten bus shelters. A 55-watt solar panel sits above each bus shelter collecting energy from the sun throughout the day. This energy is stored and used to power the LED lighting fixtures inside the shelter as necessary.