Tuesday morning, City of St. Petersburg and Pinellas County officials, along with representatives from the U.S. Department of Energy and local contractors will gather to unveil the completion of a major solar energy installation at the Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N.,
According to the city, the installation is an example of the commitment St. Pete has made to solar energy.
The Coliseum is one of 21 city facilities outfitted with energy saving solar water heater systems since the $2.38 million project began in January 2010.
According to the city, the solar water heater project, like the one at the Coliseum, represent to the city an overall annual savings of roughly $22,117 or 505kW every time hot water is used at any of these facilities.
New solar panels for water heater systems at the Coliseum and City Hall are just one component of a two-year Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) from the U.S. Department of Energy used to implement energy savings measures at several city facilities.
Tuesday's unveiling, which begins at 10 a.m., is open to the public