lincolnville-library In the middle of summer, the small library in Lincolnville is getting ready to beat the cost of winter. The library is installing a full solar electric system, which they say should power all the lights and a heat pump to heat and cool the building.

Dunham says they’re hoping the combination of building insulation, passive solar from the south-facing windows and the heat pump will make the library a “net zero” building, meaning it will generate at least as much power as it consumes. John Luft of Revision says they can structure the billing so any excess power credits can be given to other town facilities, such as the school or town office. Librarian Sheila Polson says they hope the library will also serve as an example to the community of what can be done to reduce energy consumption and costs.

Full article and video is available here: http://www.wcsh6.com/story/news/local/2014/07/30/small-library-gets-big-grant-to-go-solar/13380943/