Microgrid Solar and Aschinger Electric are installing solar panels on the rooftop of the building at 4488 Forest Park Ave., at the intersection of Forest Park and Taylor avenues. The building houses the Washington University Knight Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center and Forest Park Pediatrics.
The panels will reduce the amount of electricity drawn from the electrical grid by 31,885 kilowatt-hours of electricity each year. That is enough to meet the annual electrical needs of 2.6 average U.S. homes or about 350 laptop computers used eight hours a day six days a week. The panels were awarded to the School of Medicine through Ameren Missouri’s solar rebate program.