The Cape Canaveral Community Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, completed construction of a new facility with a rooftop solar array. The 72-panel, 48-kW array installed by contractor ESA is the city’s first rooftop solar initiative, and will provide clean energy to the community center.
The new building, which has been in development for over five years, is the result of a partnership between the Cape Canaveral Community Center and ESA, who saw an opportunity to promote clean energy use and sustainability. This system will help the city meet its decarbonization goals and power all its buildings and facilities with locally generated, clean energy by 2035 per its 2021 Resiliency Action Plan.
“We are thrilled to unveil this new, state-of-the-art community center with our city’s first rooftop solar array,” said Zachary Eichholz, Cape Canaveral deputy community and economic development director and sustainability manager. “This project has been a true collaboration between our community and ESA, and we couldn’t be prouder of the result. We hope that this center will be a beacon for both sustainability and resilience, as well as a gathering place for our community for years to come.”
The 24,000 sq. ft. community center features a range of amenities, including a full-size indoor basketball court, group fitness classroom, traverse wall, weight room, indoor walking track and a multipurpose meeting/banquet room. It will also offer a variety of programs and services for all ages, including sports, arts and crafts and educational workshops.
Soon, ESA and the city will unveil a second new building with rooftop solar.
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