New Orleans City Hall is going solar.
PosiGen Solar Solutions, with partners SimpliPhi Power and Schneider Electric, is providing 25 kilowatts of solar panels and energy storage to the city to mark the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.
The local company said the rooftop solar installation will deliver clean power for City Hall to reduce energy costs, as well as provide backup power in the event of power disruptions or a future natural disaster.
There also will be an educational monitoring display for the public.
“Our company was created here, and as we continue to grow rapidly nationwide, we want to maintain our corporate headquarters here and work to create a more resilient and affordable New Orleans for all,”said Thomas Neyhart, CEO of PosiGen.