In 1937 The Dalles needed a new hospital. In 2010 the same building had been long converted to a clinic and was set to house a regional 911 center. And it desperately needed a new roof. Through an ARRA grant via the Oregon Department of Energy, Wasco County was able to add 25kW in roof mounted solar to the re-roof project. Hire Electric was awarded the design build contract in July 2010 and the solar came on line in early December. This system utilized 104 – Sharp 240 watt modules into 5 – PVPowered 4800 inverters with PV1010 monitoring.