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Doing the Right Thing

Since the spring of 2003, KZMU has been 100% wind-powered. Through Utah Power's Blue Sky Program, KZMU was able to purchase blocks of power from wind farms in Oregon and Wyoming.

BUT NOW (as of October 15, 2008), KZMU is now solar powered with 60 3x5 panels that are in arrays of 12 per rack.  They are ground mounted on poles.  We were able to do this with a grant from Rocky Mountain power that paid for 50% of the project.  We are in the process of asking for private donations to cover the other 50%.

It is a net-metering system - meaning that we generate as much or more power than we consume.  We don't have a battery storage so we generate more than we need during the day and put the excess back on the grid.  At night, we use the grid.  But we generate more than we consume.

Thanks to Kent Alcorn of American Solar Power for managing, directing and engineering this project from start to completion. We couldn't have done it without Kent.

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