In addition to Baker Village's 280 kilowatt (kW) solar array on Pole Line Road, Luther will install a 20 kW array near the Shirley Baker Commons in 2013. The purpose of this smaller array will be to demonstrate how solar photovoltaic energy and geothermal energy are being used to provide all of the energy needed to heat, cool, and power Baker Village - the largest facility in Iowa powered by the sun.
The panels will be arranged in two rows just south of the Lillehammer building in the Anderson Prairie. The installation will not disturb long-term research projects in the prairie. The goal is to install the system by May 2013.
General Information about the system:
See below for images of approved location for the facility.