San Francisco’s Embarcadero Exploratorium is now sporting a 1.3MW SunPower rooftop solar system. The system is designed so that it can ultimately produce 100% of the site’s electricity demands. Once the facility is completed in spring 2013, system performance will be updated every 15 minutes and displayed in the Exploratorium’s lobby.
“The SunPower system is a critical piece of the puzzle in meeting our 'net-zero energy' goal, reducing our impact on the environment, and eliminating a significant operational cost,” said Dennis Bartels, executive director of the Exploratorium. “The savings will allow us to invest more in the innovative learning experiences for which we are known worldwide, as well as create learning opportunities about the physics of energy.”