Wind turbine attached to the top of a 120-foot tower.
Installed wind turbine facing east.
Sunset-lit Capitol building stands in background.
Date Completed: January 2010
The project, which began as a mechanical systems upgrade, evolved into a full-scale renovation with LEED-certification from the US Green Building Council (USGBC) in sight. The 10-kW wind turbine served a key role in the project's LEED Gold certification, the first such certification in Oklahoma City.
As of November 1st, the turbine produced approximately 44,401 kWh; the equivalent of avoiding 76,369 lbs of CO2.
60-kW of PV solar panels attached to covered parking structure.
PV solar panels atop a covered employee break area.
Date Completed: July 15, 2010
A covered parking structure with preferred parking for low-emitting vehicles seemed a perfect fit for 30-kW of PV solar panels. So perfect, in fact, that 30-kW more were added to double the potential clean energy generation. The completed project received LEED Gold certification from the USGBC, only the seventh Gold certification in the entire state.
As of November 1st, the panels produced approximately 232,058 kWh; the equivalent of avoiding 399,139 lbs of CO2.
The solar panels were strategically installed with great care in order to preserve the look of the firehouse historic roofing.
PV solar panels soaking up morning sunshine on Governor's mansion firehouse.
Date Completed: August 9, 2010
The addition of solar panels contributed energy-source diversity to the Governor's mansion grounds renewable energy portfolio. The panels, as well as the 10-kW wind turbine, generate clean energy on mansion grounds and take advantage of two of Oklahoma's most abundant energy sources - the sun and wind.
As of November 1st, the panels produced approximately23,628kWh; the equivalent of avoiding 40,640 lbs of CO2.