Louisiana’s First Net-Zero Park

Net-Zero Kingswood Park

New Orleans’ first net-zero park

Work recently completedĀ on an 11.5kW solar PV system at Kingswood Playground. It is theĀ first of its kind for a municipal facility in the New Orleans area. The installation is designed to power the existing lighting at the park, and will offset 100% of the energy (net-zero) needed througout the year. Solar Alternatives won a fast-paced design competition against four other firms to build the stucture, partnering with local engineers and architects and meeting a highly compressed Superbowl-based schedule. The octagonal array spans 40′ over a steel substructure and is rated for 140mph sustained winds. The Stion panels used in the project are manufactured nearby in Hattiesburg Mississippi.