Open Energy Corp. has completed a solar electric installation for the new California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco. Designed especially for the academy by Open Energy and manufactured by Suntech Power Holdings Co. Ltd., the project features 720 glass PV panels.
The Starphire Ultra Clear Glass for the project was provided by PPG Industries. The solar cells will generate 213,000 kWh of energy per year, providing up to 10% of the academy's electricity needs. The system is already in the operational phase and has provided approximately 850 kWh of energy per day for the last month.
SOURCE: Open Energy