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Library Solar Roof Completed

A chance to celebrate the sun.

Visit the Port Washington Public Library for a community celebration of the library’s completed solar roof on Thursday, Sept. 27 at 7:30 p.m.

The fesitivities will include music, refreshments and recognition of the projects’ sponsors. Celebrate the sun in song with singer/guitarist Tom Cavanagh, who is known to library audiences for his Johnny Cash and George Harrison performances.

The library’s solar roof was made possible in part with a grant from Winthrop-University Hospital, facilitated by CBS EcoMedia, Inc.

matteo September 20, 2012 at 01:03 PM
I'd like to know more about the make-up of the grant. I didn't think Winthrop Hospital had any spare cash. Or did the Hospital just "broker" the deal? The solar roof is a better idea if the taxpayers didn't bear the costs.
Margaret Burke September 20, 2012 at 01:23 PM
I'm actually glad that some my taxes are going to such a worthy and beneficial project. I only hope more buildings and homes take their cue from the Library. Maggie
George Mulligan September 20, 2012 at 02:05 PM
I think the library board should disclose the finances of this project with the public. How much did the solar roof cost? How was it paid for? How much will be saved over the years? Very few details of this project have been made public.
NH Runner September 20, 2012 at 11:57 PM
A waste of money by another special district. several people at the library earn more than 100k per year, plus generous pensions and medical benefits. the cost of the solar project is just a miniscule drop in the bucket. And by the way, the average time for cost recovery in solar projects is 35 years. it is a dumb investment regardless of who pays the initial imstallation cost.
George Mulligan September 28, 2012 at 01:24 AM
When I visited the Port Washington Library today I saw a board with info about the solar project in the lobby. They said grants, aid etc. paid about 1/2 the cost. From looking up some data on the internet I found out the total cost of the project was around $565,000. The board in the lobby said the solar panels would reduce the LIPA bill by 10% per annum. So if we know what the annual LIPA bill is, we can figure out the economic savings. The board also talked about the environmental impact and said the project equaled the planting of a very large number of trees. I found the number of trees to be outrageous, but maybe it's true. Still I don't see why this info hasn't been posted in an article that The Patch or the Port Washington News could publish for the benefit of the community. And notice, no from the Library Board responded to the comments about this article. In my opinion this equals very bad public relations.
George Mulligan September 28, 2012 at 01:34 AM
While on the subject of the Port Washington Library and their public persona, I want to remind them that last year they totally dissed the Veterans on Veteran's Day. Not only was the library open all day (they did not observe a Holiday schedule), they had no programs that pertained to Veterans. If memory serves me, the program that day had something to do with Chinese art or culture. Do the people who run this place operate in a vacuum? The least they could do on Veteran's Day is schedule a program that pertains to our Vets. And maybe they could operate on the same schedule they do on Columbus Day or Martin Luther King Day.

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