Eagle Point Solar would like to commend the City of Cedar Rapids for it's commit…
Eagle Point Solar would like to commend the City of Cedar Rapids for it’s commitment to sustainability and solar energy! Pictured is the Cedar Rapids bus garage we recently completed.
Here is the original press release:
Dubuque, IA., (April, 2016) – City of Cedar Rapids Awards EAGLE POINT SOLAR® With Contract For
Transit Bus Garage.
The City of Cedar Rapids City Council has approved an agreement with EAGLE POINT SOLAR® to
purchase solar generated electricity. The City will host a 90kW panel array on the Cedar Rapids Transit
Bus Garage, located at 427 8th Street NW.
The city began exploring the possibility of solar with an interest in developing more sustainable
practices and possible cost savings.
“It is important for us to continuously look for opportunities to incorporate sustainable practices as
well as create more value for our residents,” said City Manager Jeff Pomeranz. “This project is an
example of how we can accomplish both.”
A request for proposals was issued on July 16, 2015, with proposals due August 27, 2015. The City
received eight proposals, which were evaluated based on the cost benefit to the City, experience of
the company, materials used, warranty offered, certifications, service cost, connection cost, and
buyout option. Based on their responses to these criteria, the evaluation panel selected EAGLE POINT
“EAGLE POINT SOLAR® is excited to bring our mission and purpose to the city of Cedar Rapids for this
great project. The use of solar energy offers huge potential for natural resource and climate protection,
and for the expansion of renewable energies on the road to a future-oriented energy supply,” said
EAGLE POINT SOLAR® President Barry Shear.
The Bus Garage facility has a single plane roof system, which faces south, making it ideal for the solar
panels. The facility is 30,216 square feet and currently uses ~200,342 kWh each year. Installation is
planned to begin immediately to gain the maximum benefit of use during the summer peak solar