Salt Lake City Fire to open rare renewable energy station

Source: By Associated Press • Posted: Thursday, October 11, 2018

The Salt Lake City Fire Department is preparing to dedicate a station it says is one of a few in the country to create as much renewable energy as it uses.

The department will dedicate the new Station No. 3 today. It generates its own power from a 110-kilowatt solar array with more than 300 panels.

Located in the Sugar House neighborhood, it also has energy-efficient features like triple-pane window glazing.

The city says it’s the second in the country to have a net-zero-energy building, after another Salt Lake City fire station was dedicated in May.

It’s a two-story building with a three-bay garage, rooms for firefighters to sleep, offices, a kitchen and training rooms. There’s also a meeting room open for public use.

The old station building will officially close Friday.