Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Empty Green Building
School buses no longer bring children to the former Arizona Mining and Mineral Museum and tourists keep finding the doors locked. But the building is now green. Will the value of the electricity generated by the solar panels offset the money the state is spending on a curator for an empty building? Reported status of the stimulus funded project is as follows.
Arizona Department of Commerce - Energy Office
Solar Photovoltaic @ the Arizona Experience
1502 W. Washington, Phoenix, AZ
Date Funded: 07/01/10 Senior Project Manager: Janet Collegio
General Manager: Roger Berna
Budget Source: ARRA Index No. 21605
Architect/Engineer: Sky Engineering, Inc.
Contractor: Sky Engineering, Inc.
Notice to Proceed: 02/01/11
Completion: 01/30/12 (100 Percent Complete)
Design and install a Photovoltaic System on the Arizona Experience (previously known as AZ Mining & Minerals Bldg)
Installation of the solar photovoltaic system has been completed.
Waiting for an opening with APS to commission the system for conformity to plans and specifications.
Once system has been approved, APS will then schedule the change-out of the existing meter to a bi-directional meter.
Reference: Arizona Department of Administration, Project Status Report, Roger Burna, February 29, 2012