This month we will be doing a building tour of the Scottish Rite Temple of Kansas City. This historic Kansas City building has over 100K sq feet of space with historic architecture.
The Temple used commercial PACE financing for a solar panel system. The installation consists of (300) 250-watt solar panels, and is projected to produce 105,000 kWh of renewable solar energy annually, enough to fully power eight average Missouri homes, and utility savings over $786,000 over the life of the system. The project also benefited from a $75,000 rebate provided by Kansas City Power & Light. The Temple was originally constructed in 1930, and is of classic Greek design of the Ionic order. During the tour our hosts will discuss the unique challenges to managing the power grid for a building of this type. Will also discuss some concerns with the payback calculations and return. We will meet at 11:30 to socialize and eat, then tour begins at noon.