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File #: 1602-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 6/29/2020 In control: Recreation & Parks Committee
On agenda: 7/27/2020 Final action: 7/30/2020
Title: To authorize the Director of Recreation and Parks to accept a donation from IGS Solar to provide material and labor to install solar panels on the Linden Community Center of Opportunity; to authorize the Director of Recreation and Parks to enter into a ten year maintenance agreement, beginning in 2020 and ending in 2029, with Third Son Solar (TSS), in accordance with the sole source procurement provisions of the City of Columbus Codes Chapter 329, to provide required annual preventative maintenance on the solar panels; and to declare an emergency.
Attachments: 1. Sole Source Form_Linden Solar Panels
Explanation

Background: This ordinance is to authorize the Director of the Recreation and Parks Department to accept a donation from IGS Solar to provide material and labor to install solar panels on the Linden Community Center of Opportunity and to enter into a ten year maintenance agreement with Third Son Solar (TSS) in accordance with the sole source procurement provision of the City of Columbus Code 329.19.E to provide required annual preventative maintenance on the solar panels.

The solar panels and the system that operates them has a ten year warranty that requires a separate maintenance contract with TSS to validate the warranty. Costs associated with the yearly preventative maintenance needed to validate the terms of the warranty is $900 per year, for a period of ten years. This maintenance agreement is valued at a total of $9,000.00 over the ten year warranty term. The annual maintenance, which is preventative, is required to maintain the ten year warranty of the panels.

During the design of the Linden Center of Opportunity/Community Center, we realized that solar panels would afford the facility the prospect to meet the City’s goals for sustainability. The building was positioned and designed to receive solar panels to aide in the reduction of energy usage at a future date. As the design progressed, IGS contacted the Department concerning this donation for the solar panels and its installation. IGS proposed the addition of solar panels that will create about 90,000 kWh of electricity annually. Per year, this will generate a savings of approximately $5,700.00 from the electric bills due at the Center. Overall, the panels by themselves will create an approximate 21% reduction in the energy usage of the facility. The panels and installation will have an approximate market value of $200,000.00 which was a cost that was able to be deferred as a result of the donation.

Principal Parties:

IGS Solar, LLC
6100 Emerald Parkway
Dublin, Oh...

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