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Solar Lighting Outdoors is Focus of Open House


Feb. 28, 2008 — The V.I. Energy Office and the Territorial Public Defender's Office are joining forces to hold a Solar Outdoor Lighting open house. It starts at 5:30 p.m. March 6 at the American Federation of Teachers Headquarters, located at 1B Clifton Hill, Kingshill, St. Croix.
The Public Defender's Office owns the building and has its offices on the second floor. The AFT is on the lower floor.
Ronald Moorehead, fiscal accountant at the Public Defender's Office, said the agency decided to install outdoor solar lighting because the parking lot was very dark.
He said the electric bill was continually on the rise, and "it would increase security and be a cost savings."
Moorehead said the agency hopes to install more energy-saving systems in its office.
The Solar Outdoor Lighting open house is part of a requirement that the Public Defender's Office do community outreach on solar lighting and energy conservation as part of a $20,000 grant from U.S. Energy Department's Energy, Oil and Overcharge Fund to install outdoor solar lighting. The grant was administered through the Energy Office.
Energy Office spokesman Don Buchanan could not be reached for further information.
Energy Office representatives will be available to discuss renewable energy. NR Electric, which installed the system, and designer Sustainable Systems and Design will be on hand to answer questions on the project.
Moorehead said that in addition to the public, government departments and non-profit agencies are invited to open house to see how the system works and to learn about other ways to conserve energy.
Refreshments will be served. If you plan to attend, let the Public Defender's Office know by March 4 at 773-6312.
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