Salt Lake City Fire Department says new station will generate as much energy as it uses

The Salt Lake City Fire Department is preparing to dedicate a station it says is one of few in the country to create as much renewable energy as they use.

The department will dedicate the new Station No. 3, in the Sugar House neighborhood, on Wednesday. It generates its own power from a 110-kilowatt solar array with more than 300 panels. It also has energy-efficient features like triple-pane window glazing. The city says it’s the second on the country to be a net-zero energy building, after another Salt Lake City fire station was dedicated in May. It’s a two-story with a three-bay garage, rooms for firefighters to sleep, offices, a kitchen and training rooms. There’s also a meeting room open for public use.

The old station building will officially close on Friday.