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Location
Bradner Gardens Park
1730 Bradner Place South, Seattle

Startup
September 2003

Electricity Generation
· 5.2 kilowatts DC peak capacity
· 4700 kWh per year - estimated

Equipment
· (40) AstroPower 130 watt poly-crystalline modules
· (2) SMA Sunny Boy 2500 watt, 240 VAC inverters
· Cost: $21,600

Project Team
· Seattle City Light
· Seattle Department of Parks and Recreation
· Friends of Bradner Gardens Park
· WSU Northwest Solar Center
· SHED Architects

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Contact an Energy Advisor
(206) 684-3800

SCLEnergyAdvisor@seattle.gov

Solar Project - Bradner Gardens Park


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Project Summary
Now open to visitors, the Bradner Gardens Community Building is located within Bradner Gardens Park, located between Bradner Place S. and 29th Avenue S., near S. Massachusetts Street, south of the I-90 lid. Friends of Bradner Gardens Park, supporters, and City officials dedicated the new building on the Autumnal Equinox, September 23, 2003, a beautiful sunny afternoon. During the celebration, the solar array, installed earlier in the month by volunteers, produced electricity that fed into the city's power grid.

The Community Building project won a Citation Award for architectural design at the 52nd annual AIA Seattle Honor Awards program on November 10, 2003 after a panel of critical observers reviewed some 150 entries from Washington design professionals.

   Community Building at Bradner Gardens Park
Solar modules integrate with the building roof.

Community Building at Bradner Gardens Park.
Community Building at Bradner Gardens Park.

   Community volunteers install the solar array.
Community volunteers install the solar array.

Live Solar Power Data

Seattle City Light has partnered with the Bonneville Environmental Foundation on this report of current and historical solar energy production data.

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