Status: Under Construction

Size: 1.64MW

The exotic animals and plants at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden will soon be vying for visitor attention with a new attraction – America’s largest publicly accessible urban solar panel array. The 1.64MW car park canopy will cost US$11 million and cater for up to 20% of the zoo’s energy requirements. Project developer Melink Corporation has already begun installing the system’s 6,400 panels, with the canopy scheduled to be supplying electricity by the start of April.

Site Size: undisclosed

Equipment: 6,400 panels

Cost: US$11 million

Construction Timetable: - April 2011