Pumping “Green” Energy Into The Huntsville Power Grid

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Earth Day is Sunday, and here in Huntsville workers are busy putting the final touches on the brand project that will help generate green energy.

The Redstone Park and Energy Demonstration Center is located at the northeast corner of Airport Road and South Memorial Parkway. The site is nearly complete and will eventually be opened up to the public.

This center represents a big step towards harnessing the sun for power in the valley. According to the company, the center, when completed, will generate 173,127 kilowatt hours in its first year of operation and more than 5 million kilowatt hours during the next 30 years.

The company said during the life of the project, the site will generate enough electricity to power 487 homes and cut more than 163,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions from the environment.