Paso Robles has received its new $25,000 grant-funded mobile solar power generator to help offset some costs of using electricity at its festivals and for emergencies.
The Paso Robles City Council last year accepted a $25,000 grant from PG&E to buy the unit. San Luis Obispo-based Pacific Energy Co. submitted the winning bid to build it for the city.
The unit is 6 feet-by-10 feet and has solar panels and battery storage. It stores and provides 5 kilowatts of power over four hours.
Schools in Paso Robles could also incorporate the solar-power trailer into lessons on the environment and energy technology, city officials say.
The City Council along with PG&E representatives plan to debut the trailer at the council meeting tonight at City Hall.