130 kWh Solar Array Installed at Roadrunner Food Bank

Back in February, 2016, the FHL Foundation made a $300,000 grant to Roadrunner Food Bank (RRFB) to install the phase II south solar array. The phase I north solar array was installed earlier and was largely funded by the City of Albuquerque. The north solar array is designed to output 370 kWh (kilowatt hour). The south array is designed to output 130 kWh. Together both sides of the array will output 500 kWh, which translates to about 730,000 kWh per year. A typical residential home uses about 12,000 kWh per year. Ergo, the RRFB array could power about 60 residential homes—a small community! RRFB has a large electrical energy demand because of its refrigeration and freezer facilities. Electrical savings translates to more meals provided. The array has a life expectancy of about 25 years. That’s 25 years of electrical cost savings. Here’s some drone footage of both the north and south sides of the solar array.