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Calif. VTA installs solar power systems

Bus| February 2, 2012
Using a Power Purchase Agreement to finance the systems, it is anticipated that VTA will save $2.7 million in electricity costs over the next 20 years.

TriMet installing solar panels along rail line

Rail| November 29, 2011
The 253 solar modules will be installed at the agency's South Terminus MAX substation and signal-communications building. When completed, the project will produce more than 67,000 kilowatts of power annually, offsetting energy used by site lighting and two light rail electrical systems buildings.
Rail| November 28, 2011

New Tri-Rail station to be solar powered

Officials say it will be the first transit station in Florida and one of the first in the nation to be completely supported by solar energy.
Sustainability| November 21, 2011

MARTA unveils solar canopy installation

The solar panels generate enough electricity to offset a significant portion of this facility's annual electricity consumption and have the same environmental benefit as planting more than 285 acres of trees a year.
Bus| July 28, 2011

Riverside, Calif. adds solar power to bus stops

As part of the campaign, posts at selected bus stops are crowned with a solar panel that charges a battery that powers the light-emitting diode, or LED, fixtures.
Bus| July 15, 2011

Toledo’s TARTA receives FTA grant for solar panels

The $1 million in funding will help the agency build a solar panel array at its headquarters and replace the facility's lights with modern, energy-efficient equipment.
Rail| July 7, 2011

Valley Metro debuts solar power-cooled station

Placed in a light rail station shelter in downtown Phoenix to provide air-conditioning to commuters. The station is believed to be the first of its kind in the U.S.
Bus| June 17, 2011

Valley Metro to use solar power in cooling system

NRG Thermal LLC is building a system that uses solar power and the company’s downtown district cooling system to provide cooling to the seating areas of the popular 3rd Street/Washington Valley Metro light rail station. Will design and build the system by July 5, the week before the Major League Baseball All-Star game is held in Phoenix.
Motorcoach| October 6, 2010

Bauer introduces solar bus powering system at BusCon

The Solar Bus consists of four thin film solar panels that run the length of the bus and charge an on-board battery bank. When the bus engine is off, the batteries power the air-conditioning and wireless connectivity equipment, enabling the buses to effectively meet anti-idling standards without compromising passenger comfort.
Bus| June 8, 2010

Southern Calif. transit adds SmartPark solar panels

System consists of a fixed structure that provides outdoor covered parking with a minimal amount of installation work. The end results will be a savings in operating costs of more than $90,000 at current electricity rates.

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