city of evansville
Swonder Ice Arena
The City of Evansville installed the first municipal renewable energy project in Evansville, installing solar photovoltaic (PV) panels on the roofs of the Swonder Ice Arena (16.8kW) in 2012.
The Swonder solar panels are the largest array in the city and provide approximately 21,312 kWh of electricity annually.
Vanderburgh Central Library
A 10 kilowatt solar photovoltaic (PV) systems were installed on the roof of the Vanderburgh Central Library in 2010. The purchase and installation of the system was funded, in part, with a matching grant of nearly $43,000 from Indiana’s Office of Energy Development.
The library was the recipient of one of 12 Alternative Power and Energy grants totaling nearly $389,000 statewide to promote renewable energy. The awards were part of a competitive grant program offered in late 2009.
EV Charging Stations
The City of Evansville’s first municipal electric vehicle charging station was installed in 2011 for public use in the Sycamore Street Parking Garage, located at 500 Sycamore St. in Downtown Evansville. The charging station was purchased with Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) funds from the U.S. Department of Energy.
Energy Systems Group, LLC, of Newburgh, Ind., donated two additional electric vehicle charging stations which were installed at the Locust Street Parking Garage and the Third Street Parking Garage. The charging stations are part of a larger energy efficiency project. The electricity needed to recharge an electric vehicle at one of these charging stations is offered at no cost to the vehicle owner.