Long Beach community center gets solar panels, other upgrades - EmPower Solar

Long Beach community center gets solar panels, other upgrades

Long Beach officials unveiled the addition of new solar panels to the 36-year-old building’s roof and a new electrical system days before the Oct. 29 anniversary of the storm that flooded the city from ocean and bay five years ago.

The center, commonly known as the MLK Center, has been reworked with indoor LED lighting and 51 15-kilowatt solar panels installed by the Long Beach-based EmPower Solar, the California-based nonprofit Global Green, and National Grid. The work took place over the past two years.