Vacant Land Project
Vacant Land Project
Helios Park

Helios Park

West Virginia University Brownfields, Abandoned, & Dilapidated Buildings
Richwood, West Virginia

Helios Park hosts solar panels mounted on solar trellis and constructed of white oak. The park body includes pervious concrete walkway (enhances drainage), native vegetation rain garden, and a colorful human sundial which enables visitors to determine the time of day (if the sun is out). The solar energy is fed into the grid via a “Net-meter” which provides a positive return to the city electric bill.  More about this project >

Use Goal: Energy production
Use Type: Reusable Energy Creation
Year Established: 2017
Year Ended: Ongoing
Duration: Permanent
Size (acres): 0.5 acre or less (1-5 lots)
Initial Cost: Unknown
Site Control: Other
Lead Organization Type: Government
Implementation Partners: Nonprofit, Private

Last updated: April 2023 – Do you have additional information about this project? Please use the share your project form » to share that information.

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