Filed under: Green Projects | Tags: Biking, Chicago, McDonald's Cycle Center, Photovoltaics, Solar Energy
The cycle center is located in downtown Chicago’s Millennium Park and “is another step toward Mayor Daley’s goal to make Chicago the most bicycle-friendly city in the country.”
The center provides 300 secure, heated, indoor bike parking spaces, showers and lockers, bike rentals, and a repair shop. The center is also partially powered by the photovoltaic system on the roof including 80 75-watt modules and 40 37-watt modules. The system is rated at 7.48 kW, will generate 8,815 kilowatt-hours per year, and meet 6.5% of the center’s electrical requirements.
To learn more about the cycle center visit http://www.chicagobikestation.com/.