Moonrise Hotel's lunar sign to run on solar source

Apr 28, 2011

Solar panels will soon help brighten the night a little in the Delmar Loop in St. Louis.

The Moonrise Hotel announced today that they'll be installing solar panels to power not only the illumination and rotation of the moon perched atop its building, but also operations in the Rooftop Terrace Bar.

“We are very excited about our new solar canopy,” hotel owner Joe Edwards said in a press release. “From day one, we have been committed to operating the Moonrise Hotel in a sustainable, eco-friendly fashion and this is one more example of our green efforts.  It’s amazing to realize that the sun can supply all the power we need to run our Rooftop Terrace Bar.”

St. Louis-based Microgrid Energy will install the panels.