Cincinnati Zoo gets solar canopy to provide power
Workers have finished installing an $11 million canopy of solar panels to help power the Cincinnati Zoo.
The Cincinnati Enquirer reports nearly 4 acres of solar panels cover a parking area, and the system is expected to be turned on by mid-April. The collection of 6,400 panels is designed to produce about one-fifth of the energy the park needs and help control its annual $700,000 electric bill.
One fifth of the $700,000 annual bill is $140,000. The “investment” of $11 million divided by $140,000 in the savings they hope for per year puts the break even point at 78 YEARS!!
This junk only lasts about 20-25 years before it goes to scrap. This one is dumber than usual, so naturally idiots at some zoo in BROKE California are interested. Beam me up, Scotty!
I just hope that it was mostly just taxpayer money. I would hate to think that anyone was stupid enough to use “real money.”
If you think you can stand it, there are more details in this local story.