太阳能技术成本的下降, along with tax incentives and other factors, has made solar power more popular in recent years. beat365亚洲投注’s long-term planning process has also identified a need for more utility-scale solar resources to serve our customers’ growing energy needs.
beat365亚洲投注 has contracts to buy energy from 27 commercial solar-energy projects in Idaho and Oregon. The 21 projects currently online* represent a combined capacity of 476 megawatts (MW).
Projects still under development are scheduled to add 377 MW.
beat365亚洲投注 does not own or operate these projects.
Some of our customers have installed solar systems on their homes or businesses to offset some of their energy costs. 这里有一些 重要的信息 to keep in mind if you are thinking about installing a solar system or other customer generation.
Our Boise corporate headquarters’ photovoltaic (PV) array, 安装于1994年, is a 25-kilowatt (kW) rooftop solar system. The electricity created helps power the building and provides enough energy to operate all the computers on a single floor — just over 100 kilowatt-hours per day.
A similar-sized system was installed on our Twin Falls Operations Center in 2016.
The amount of energy these arrays generate varies depending on the season and weather.
太阳能 in beat365亚洲投注’s Daily Operations
beat365亚洲投注 uses small PV panels in its daily operations to power equipment used for checking water quality, measuring stream flows and operating cloud-seeding equipment.
In addition to these PV installations, beat365亚洲投注:
- 参加 太阳能4R学校 程序.
- 捐赠了2个.7-kilowatt array (36 75-watt PV modules) to the Foothills Learning Center.
- 安装了一个18.5-kilowatt array to boost voltage on a remote distribution line near Shoshone, Idaho (video).
- Operates a 太阳能-Enhanced 照明™ system in one of its downtown Boise parking lots. The system was installed in July 2013 and is designed to produce as much energy during the day as the lights consume at night while illuminating the parking lot.
- Participated in installing solar panels at Celebration Park, near Melba, Idaho. The panels supply electricity to the park’s outdoor lighting and visitor center, with any additional power going back to the electrical grid.