? We continue our series of reports about the installation of a set of solar panels that will provide power for lighting in the visitors parking lot and for the visitors path from the parking lot to the entrance of the visitors center.
[See prior reports from 2/18 through 3/3/08].
The frame to hold the solar panels has been completed and utilities manager Scott Riley and crew Brendan Scott install the first panel. ? We continue our series of reports about the installation of a set of solar panels that will provide power for lighting in the visitors parking lot and for the visitors path from the parking lot to the entrance of the visitors center.
[See prior reports from 2/18 through 3/3/08].
The frame to hold the solar panels has been completed and utilities manager Scott Riley and crew Brendan Scott install the first panel.


? Construction crew David Ledbetter and Brendan tighten the panels to the steel frame.
The top of the Crafts III Visitors Center is visible in the background.
Arizona State University, under the leadership of Program Manager William Shisler, has awarded Arcosanti this gift of solar panels from their Photovoltaic Testing Laboratory.


? Our site electrician Dr. Sparks, in an interview with BigBug Canyon Country News reporter Bruce Colbert:
“The real coup was getting the eight solar panels. Arizona State University Photovoltaic Testing Laboratory donated the solar panels to us. The ASU PTL tests the paenls for their wattage capacity, heat and humidity durability and basically put the panels through the wringer to see how they stand up, then they gave them to us.”
We send a very big THANK YOU to William Shisler and the ASU Photovoltaic Testing Laboratory.
Report continues on 3/13/08.

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