Let’s Get Cooking – Solar Style!

Calling all Solar Chefs or Foodies!  We’ve all tried the frying an egg on the sidewalk or if you’re the more creative type, then you’ve tried to cook the mud pie you made as a child!  Ok, maybe not the mud pie but, can you cook with the power of the sun?  Well, we were curious about it and here are 5 recipes we thought were fun!

 

1. For the kid in all of us – Solar Mac and Cheese!  OK, not big on the sausage but, the other ingredients, it’s a go!

2. For the game! Solar Chili!

3. Comfort Food!  Beef Stew!

4. Must have Chocolate!  Chocolate Cheesecake!
5. And for those who want a little Fruit with the Chocolate! Solar Upside Down Pear Chocolate Cake

I have to say, I’m going to do a little more digging and I must say that Solar Cooker at Catina West had some great recipes!  I borrowed theirs and I will be trying some of these with my co-workers!

Remember with ABCO Solar, Inc. you ‘own your own power,’ you’d be cooking with solar everyday!  If you have any questions, please give us a ring at 520.777.0511 or email us.

5 Myths about Solar (Photovoltaics PV) Energy

Today, we have access to a multitude of different avenues to locate information but, how do you sort out myth from fact?  Or opinion from fact?  It’s not always easy as the arguments can be pretty persuasive.   We at ABCO Solar, Inc. would like for our clients, consumers and the public to be educated.  So, please feel free to contact us with questions.

We love all of our clients and while many are solely concerned with they’re energy savings (AKA money);  many others want to understand the inner workings of the system and the technology involved.   No matter which end of the spectrum you’re on here are a 5 myths about Solar that seem to continue to hand on……

1. Myth –  Solar is Dirty
Well, if you look at the guys installing the system, perhaps?  They get a bit dirty installing your PV System.  The myth that seems to continue to hang on is that solar panels emit a greenhouse gas that makes CO2 look harmless.

Fact:  A report by the Department of Energy’s National renewable energy laboratory found that using a PV system to create electricity creates no pollution.  Click here to read the report. 

2. Myth- Solar PV systems will require a lot of land to off set out energy usage!

Fact: Several reports have indicated if the US were to utilize abandoned Industrial Sites that we would be able to produce 90% of the energy needed for the entire country!  This one, for us, is kind of exciting as it provides a method to re-purpose buildings that have already been built!  Perhaps even find a way to offer employment opportunities for those in the community! At least this is our hope!  Additional, studies have surmised that if we were to use 4% of the World’s Desert Areas for a photovoltaic system, we could provide the world with power!  What a concept, can we imagine the good that would do!

3. Myth – Solar Power is Intermittent!

Fact:  The US has more solar potential than the current world leader!  And who is the current world leader you may ask – why it’s Germany!   Can anyone else see the irony here?  Further, the American Southwest has the greatest potential for Solar in the world!  Not just the US, but the world we have an opportunity to truly be a leader not just nationally but globally! 

4.  Myth – Solar Energy is Too Expensive!

Fact:  The prices for solar panels has been dropping rapidly over the past few years as technology has been getting better and better.  Further, it is estimated that in the coming  years, the panel prices will continue to drop.  What this facility is pointing to is that installing a system can be expensive but, there are a  number of different options available to consumers so they can afford solar.  One example, is to lease a system, in most cases, the lease payment will be well below the monthly utility bill.  While there are pros and cons to leasing it’s important to ensure you’re educated on all of your options.  We at,  ABCO Solar, Inc. can help you navigate the variety of different financing options to arrive at the solution that best suits your needs.  Click here to email us your questions.  

5. Myth- The US Solar Industry is Failing!

Fact:  Solar installation is booming!  Consumers are becoming better educated on the benefits of solar energy (Photovoltaic Systems) and looking for methods to save money on their utilities, which have been rising at an astonishing rate.   Solar offers an economical way to provide energy to consumers. 

5 Simple Things You can do Today to go Green!

For today’s Friday’s Five, we thought we might take a little different approach.   Yes, we at ABCO Solar, Inc. are solar proponents, but we’re more than that, we believe in sustainability in all forms.  This includes but is not limited to reducing our carbon footprint and ensuring we’re leaving a last positive legacy for our children.  This is why we’ve created ABCO Thermal and ABCO Energy.   This is part of what we believe to be a sensible approach to sustainability.    Did you there are quite a few simple things you can do everyday to be more environmentally friendly?  Below are 5 for today’s Friday’s Five.

1. Change a light bulb – did you know that lighting can account for up to 25% of your energy use?  If you switch your light bulbs to more energy efficient CFL’s and/or LED’s you energy consumption will lower your energy consumption 2 reasons.  One,  CFL’s/LED’s do not heat up!  Two, and more importantly, you’re using a fraction of the energy of your traditional bulbs.

2. Unplug the things that Glow.  Yes, we’re suggesting unplugging your television, computer and other home electronics.  Did you know that at least 10% of your utility costs come from these energy vampires even when not in use.

3.   Recycle your electronics.  There are a  number of benefits including  but not limited to creating jobs, benefits to schools and low income families and you might be surprised what can be salvaged from your old electronics to live another day!

4.  Support local farmers and local businesses.   I don’t believe we  need to add anything more.  ABCO Solar, Inc, ABCO Thermal and ABCO Energy are all local owned and operated.  Whenever possible we support other small businesses in the areas.

5.  Get an energy audit.  This can be value assessment of where your home is and is not energy efficient.  Your local utility (Below are quick links for APS, TEP, SRP and Trico ) can be a valuable resource for finding qualified energy auditors.  One can also check with BPI.org for qualified companies.

These are all little things we can do today to ensure a greener tomorrow.   Please let us know if you have suggestions by contacting us at info@abcosolar.com

Energy Audit Information

APS – Home Energy Audit

TEP – Home Energy Audit  TEP has suspended their program temporarily while they have a proposal for new funding.  Continue to the check their website.

SRP – Home Energy Audit

Trico – Energy Efficiency Workshops

 

 

Friday’s Five – Spring Energy Saving Tips

Use Your Windows to Gain Cool Air and Keep Out Heat

  • If you live in a climate where it cools off at night, turn off your cooling system and open your windows while sleeping. When you wake in the morning, shut the windows and blinds to capture the cool air.
    Learn more about natural ventilation.
  • Install window coverings to prevent heat gain through your windows.
    Find out about window treatments and coverings that can improve energy efficiency.

Operate Your Thermostat Efficiently

  • Set your thermostat as high as comfortably possible in the summer. The smaller the difference between the indoor and outdoor temperatures, the lower your overall cooling bill will be.
  • Keep your house warmer than normal when you are away, and lower the thermostat setting to 78°F (26°C) only when you are at home and need cooling. A programmable thermostat can make it easy to set back your temperature.
    Find out how to operate your thermostat for maximum energy savings.
    Also see the ENERGY STAR® June 5, 2008, podcast for video instructions on operating your programmable thermostat.
  • Avoid setting your thermostat at a colder setting than normal when you turn on your air conditioner. It will not cool your home any faster and could result in excessive cooling and unnecessary expense.

Don’t Heat Your Home with Appliances and Lighting

  • On hot days, avoid using the oven; cook on the stove, use a microwave oven, or grill outside.
  • Install efficient lighting that runs cooler. Only about 10% to 15% of the electricity that incandescent lights consume results in light—the rest is turned into heat.
    Learn more about your options for efficient lighting.
    Find out when to turn off your lights.
  • Take advantage of daylight instead of artificial lighting, but avoid direct sunlight.
    Learn more about strategies for efficient daylighting.
  • Wash only full loads of dishes and clothes. Consider air drying both dishes and clothing.
    Learn more about efficient dishwashing and laundry.
  • Take short showers instead of baths.
    Learn more ways to reduce your hot water use.
  • Minimize activities that generate a lot of heat, such as running a computer, burning open flames, running a dishwasher, and using hot devices such as curling irons or hair dryers. Even stereos and televisions will add some heat to your home.
    Learn more about avoiding heat buildup in your home.

Keep Hot Air from Leaking Into Your Home

Lower Your Water Heating Costs

Water heating can account for 14% to 25% of the energy consumed in your home.

  • Turn down the temperature of your water heater to the warm setting (120°F). You’ll not only save energy, you’ll avoid scalding your hands.
    Find other strategies for energy-efficient water heating.

Friday’s Five – Rebates & Tax Incentives

The information provided below is for informational purposes only; it is not intended to be tax or financial advice. One should always contact his/her tax or financial professional to consult in regards to their unique situation.

The tax credits cover not only geothermal application but also, small wind… all of which are available until 2016.

Below are 5 areas of tax incentives available for consumers…

Federal Consumer Tax Credits For Energy Efficiency

As part of the Taxpayer Relief Act, Congress has extended Federal Consumer Tax Credits for Energy Efficiency to 2013, along with making them retroactive for 2012. In addition, tax credits for geothermal heat pumps, small wind turbines, solar energy systems, and fuel cells are still available through 2016.

Tax Credit: 10% of cost up to $500 or a specific amount from $50–$300

Expires: December 31, 2013

Details: Must be an existing home & your principal residence. New construction and rentals do not qualify.

Energy Star Central Air Conditioners Link

Energy Star Air Source Heat Pumps Link

Energy Star Furnaces and Boilers Link

These water heaters were never eligible for the tax credit:

Electric storage tank water heaters

Electric tankless water heaters

DSIRE- Database of State Incentive for Renewable Energy Website

Form: Click here to download the IRS 5695 tax form

Federal Consumer Tax Credits For Energy Efficiency Geothermal Heat Pumps, Small Turbines & Solar Energy Systems

As part of the Taxpayer Relief Act, Congress has extended Federal Consumer Tax Credits for Energy Efficiency to 2013, along with making them retroactive for 2012. In addition, tax credits for geothermal heat pumps, small wind turbines, solar energy systems, and fuel cells are still available through 2016.

Tax Credit: 30% of cost with no upper limit

Expires: December 31, 2016

Details: Existing homes & new construction qualify. Both principal residences and second homes qualify. Rentals do not qualify.

Solar Water Heater

Solar Panels (Photovoltaic Systems)

DSIRE- Database of State Incentive for Renewable Energy Website


Property Tax Incentive

Tax Credit: 100% of increased value

Expires: N/A

Details: Arizona’s property tax exemption for renewable energy technologies, as well as combined heat and power systems, and energy efficient building components. The bill defines renewable energy equipment as “equipment that is used to produce energy primarily for on-site consumption from renewable resources, including wind, forest thinnings, agricultural waste, biogas, biomass, geothermal, and low-impact hydropower. For property tax assessment purposes, these devices are considered to add no value to the property.

A “solar energy device” for the purpose of this incentive is defined as “a system or series of mechanisms designed primarily to provide heating, to provide cooling, to produce electrical power, to produce mechanical power, to provide solar daylighting or to provide any combination of the foregoing by means of collecting and transferring solar generated energy into such uses either by active or passive means.

To qualify for the property tax exemption, the property owner must provide their county assessor with documentation affirming the actual purchase and installation, including costs, of the eligible equipment. This documentation must be submitted no less than six months before the notice of full cash value is issued for the initial valuation year.

DSIRE- Database of State Incentive for Renewable Energy Website

Residential Solar and Wind Energy Systems Tax Credit

Tax Credit: 25% of the cost of a solar or wind energy device, with a $1,000 maximum allowable limit

Expires: N/A

Details: Arizona’s Solar Energy Credit is available to individual taxpayers who install a solar or wind energy device at the taxpayer’s Arizona residence. The credit is allowed against the taxpayer’s personal income tax in the amount of 25% of the cost of a solar or wind energy device, with a $1,000 maximum allowable limit, regardless of the number of energy devices installed. The credit is claimed in the year of installation. If the amount of the credit exceeds a taxpayer’s liability in a certain year, the unused portion of the credit may be carried forward for up to five years.

Qualifying technologies include solar domestic water heating systems, solar swimming pool and spa heating systems, photovoltaic systems, photovoltaic phones and street lights, passive solar building systems (trombe walls, thermal mass, etc.), solar daylighting systems (excluding conventional skylights), wind turbines, and wind-powered pumps.

System must be new and in compliance with all applicable performance and safety standards; must carry a minimum 2-yr warranty on collectors, heat exchangers, and storage units; other equipment and installation must carry a minimum 1-yr warranty.

DSIRE- Database of State Incentive for Renewable Energy Website

Arizona Form 310 – 2012 Credit for Solar Energy Devices

Arizona Form 310 – Instructions

Arizona Renewable Energy Production Personal Tax Credit

Tax Credit: 25% of the cost of a solar or wind energy device, with a $1,000 maximum allowable limit

Expires: January 1, 2021

Deadline: Application must be submitted annually between January 2 and January 31 of the year following the year for which the credit is being claimed.

Details: Qualified renewable energy systems installed on or after December 31, 2010, may be eligible for the tax credit based on the amount of electricity produced annually for a 10-year period. The Arizona Department of Revenue (DOR) will accept applications annually between January 2 and January 31 of the year following the year for which the credit is being claimed. The DOR will approve the applications on a first-come, first-served basis until the annual cap of $20 million has been reached. This cap includes both personal and corporate tax credits combined. The DOR will maintain a list of approved applicants. Once a taxpayer is given a position in the list, the taxpayer will remain in that position for the full 10-year period, but the taxpayer must submit a new application every year. If the taxpayer fails to submit a completed application within the one-month window in which the DOR accepts applications, the taxpayer will forfeit the taxpayer’s position in the list. If a taxpayer loses position in the list, the taxpayer may apply in the following year for a new position in the list.

The maximum tax credit that can be claimed for a qualified system in any one year is $2 million. The tax credit for wind and biomass* systems equals $0.01 per kilowatt-hour (kWh) for the first 200,000 megawatt-hours (MWh) of electricity produced in a calendar year for a period of ten years. The tax credit for photovoltaics (PV) and solar thermal electric systems varies depending on the year of electricity production according to the following schedule:

* Year 1: $0.04 per kWh
* Year 2: $0.04 per kWh
* Year 3: $0.035 per kWh
* Year 4: $0.035 per kWh
* Year 5: $0.03 per kWh
* Year 6: $0.03 per kWh
* Year 7: $0.02 per kWh
* Year 8: $0.02 per kWh
* Year 9: $0.01 per kWh
* Year 10: $0.01 per kWh

The DOR will be developing rules and application materials to administer this tax credit.

*” For the purpose of this tax credit, biomass includes forest-related material, as defined; agricultural-related materials, as defined; animal waste and solid woody waste materials, as defined; crops and trees planted for the purpose of being used to produce energy; landfill gas; waste water treatment gas; and bio-solids.”

Friday’s Five – News Articles

  • PV at the Polar Ice Cap

The aptly named Tower of Power has a triangular design for added strength to withstand the artic blasts and maximize the solar energy without mechanical tracking.  Bringing a photovoltaic system to the Summit Station on the Greenland ice cap helps reduce the carbon footprint and stabilize the long-term energy costs of the station.

To read the entire article click here

  • Relieving a Glaring Problem

The best way to mitigate a potentially hazardous glare of photovoltaic solar panels is with proper design and siting of the solar energy system. There are also options for anti-reflective coatings, glass texturing, blinds and screens for the PV modules. These improvements are to help the potential hazard to motorists and pilots. The estimated number of motor vehicle fatalities due to solar glare is nearly 200 per year and thousands of accidents.

To read the entire article click here

  • Camels Go Solar: Special Camel Convoys Deliver Door-to-Door Medical Care in Africa

The unique program by Nomadic Communities Trust is using solar in camel convoys. The camels are used to transport medical supplies to rural and poverty stricken areas in Africa. To properly deliver some of the medicine, refrigeration is required. NCT partnered with Princeton’s Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials and Designmatters to come up with a lightweight and cost effective solar powered refrigeration system to strap onto the camel’s back.

To read the entire article click here

  • Largest Solar Powered Boat Completes Around the World Voyage in 2012

The world’s largest solar powered boat called the MS Turanor Planet Solar completed an amazing around the world journey earning the boat and its crew five world records. The catamaran measures 31 meters in length with an impressive 537 square meters of black solar panels. MS Turanor sailed more than 60’000 km during the long 19 month trip using only its photovoltaic energy.

To read the entire article click here

  • Arizona Wins Back Its Renewables Standard

The proposal to alter Arizona’s Renewable Energy Standard and Tariff (REST) and reduce the 15 percent renewables by 2025 requirement on Arizona’s investor owned utilities was withdrawn. Gary Pierce of the ACC withdrew his proposal in early March after Environment Arizona and CREDO Action both defended Arizona’s solar future.

To read the entire article click here

Friday’s Five – Solar Technology meets Fashion Design

Technology meets the creative when solar energy is harness in fashion. Many colleges like the University of Minnesota have started programs combining fashion and electrical engineering students who work together to create photovoltaic clothing and accessories. They are also focusing on sustainable fashion recycling many different materials in the process.

What does all this mean? First off clothing that will charge your personal devices like your phone. Who hasn’t had their phone dying on them at an important time. Also with the recycled materials it will help the environment but also means unique designs for the fashion forward.

Solar Jacket

Solar Jacket

Vigorous Energy by Maria Langberg is inspired by Ancient Egypt and the meaning from the scarab, which is a symbol of the sun god Ra. Langberg used the solar cell pattern along with using white and beige to streamline her modernist fashions.

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This beautiful textile dress with a solar voltaic broach from Niki English is an example of the innovation from Sol Inspirations’ program with the University of Minnesota.

Solar Power Collection

Solar Power Collection

The Go Collection by Silvrlining brings solar power to sportswear. The integrated solar charging for mobile communication devices are offered in a jacket, vest, topper and cargo pants. These products are proudly Made in the USA.

fashionable solar energy

The fashion collection from Tine Hertz called Element-ary is heavily inspired by her study of architecture. She uses that inspiration to create three dimensional shapes that the solar cells are incorporated into. This line is a great example of how technology can be merged beautifully with design aesthetics.

Solar Dress Elena Corchero

A collection of fashion accessories from Elena Corchero explore the delicate ways that solar cells can be incorporated into textiles, technology meets tradition. In her current project she uses flexible solar cells instead of stones and jewels with delicate embroideries and lace. With the solar cells, resistors and LEDs integrated into the textiles the collection charges outdoors and when brought inside they transform into a decorative ambient light display.

Solar By The Numbers: How The U.S. Industry Broke Records In 2012

Solar By The Numbers: How The U.S. Industry Broke Records In 2012

by Jessica Lillian on Thursday 14 March 2013
Based on early findings and their own experiences, many solar installation professionals in the U.S. already knew that 2012 was a year for the record books.Now, the newly released Solar Market Insight (SMI) report from the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and GTM Research confirms that the market took several important leaps forward last year. In addition to completing 3,313 MW of new installations – a record – the industry also significantly matured and diversified, earning the trust of more financiers and greater respect by the public and utilities.”We’re now attracting large investors,” noted Rhone Resch, president and CEO of SEIA, during a Google+ Hangout virtual event held in conjunction with the release of the SMI report. “Solar is viewed as ‘safe’ technology.”These large investors helped the utility-scale segment of the market, in particular, soar in 2012. A total of 152 utility solar installations were connected to the grid, including eight of the 10 largest projects currently in operation, according to the report. Utility-scale installations represented more than half of new capacity added, totaling 1,782 MW.Falling costs have helped propel that growth, especially in the utility-scale solar sector. “The $2/W barrier has always seemed like the sound barrier or the speed of light – an impossible threshold that we thought we could never get over,” said Arno Harris, CEO of Recurrent Energy and chairman of the board at SEIA, during the Google+ Hangout.Industry-wide, the average cost of a completed PV system dropped 27% in 2012 alone, Resch said. On the residential side, the rising popularity of third-party ownership has shifted solar installations from “too expensive” to “affordable and more competitive than standard utility-purchased electricity” in many consumers’ minds and driven installation growth.The report predicts that residential solar will “surge” this year and in the future as third-party ownership options become more widely available across the U.S. “Solar is increasingly affordable, and customers are starting to get smart,” Resch said.Already, increasing geographic diversification has helped spread the U.S. solar market far beyond its California-centric roots. “This is what is important for solar to take hold as a mainstream energy source in the U.S,” Resch pointed out.

Although California ranked No. 1 once again in the report’s state-by-state rankings, becoming the first state to install more than 1 GW in a single year, Arizona, New Jersey, Nevada, North Carolina, Massachusetts and Hawaii each recorded more than 100 MW of installations.
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“We will continue to expand outward into many markets – we should have a 50-state market,” said Shayle Kann, vice president of GTM Research, during the Google+ Hangout. “It’s just a question of how quickly we can get there.”

Supportive multi-year federal policy, especially the investment tax credit, played a major role in allowing the industry to expand in states across the U.S., Resch said. “It’s consistent with what we’ve seen in other industries when you provide a stable policy,” he noted.

The plummeting module prices that also helped the U.S. solar market grow 76% last year took their toll on some solar product manufacturers, and module oversupply persists, the panelists acknowledged. However, according to Resch, the overall solar supply chain remains healthy, with more companies and employees joining in every day.

The steady flow of new companies and new voices in the market will result in more competition, more innovation, new business models and, ultimately, more vibrant growth, Kann added. With low module prices, balance-of-system components and installation soft costs will experience particular opportunity for necessary cost reductions.

Overall, the three panelists concluded, the noteworthy numbers in the SMI report provide proof that solar has truly arrived in the U.S. and placed itself in a position to continue building on existing momentum.

“Fundamentally, the exciting thing at the heart of all of this is that the industry has answered three big questions,” Harris said.

Those three questions – frequently posed over the years by utilities, businesses and others considering involvement with solar – concerned whether solar was affordable, scalable and capable of attracting capital.

Now, with these impressive installation totals and cost-reduction numbers to back its claims, the industry can definitively answer yes to all three questions, Harris said.

Graph credit: SEIA/GTM Research
Photo credit: NREL

Friday’s Five – St. Patrick’s Day Fun Facts & Solar Installs in Ireland

Solar Install in Ireland

The very first St. Patrick’s Day parade was in Boston in 1737.

Solar Installation in Ireland

The actual color of St. Patrick is blue. Green became associated with St. Patrick’s Day during the 19th century. Green, in Irish legends, was worn by fairies and immortals, and also by people to encourage their crops to grow.

Ireland Solar Installation

 The phrase, “Drowning The Shamrock” is from the custom of floating the shamrock on the top of whiskey before drinking it. The Irish believe that if you keep the custom, then you will have a  prosperous year.

Beautiful Install in Ireland

 In Seattle, there is a ceremony where a green stripe is painted down the roads.

Ireland Solar InstallSt. Patrick did not actually drive snakes out of Ireland; the snakes represent the pagans that he converted to Christianity.

Friday’s Five – Amazing Solar Powered Buildings

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China’s Solar Powered Office Building

The design of the new building is based on the sun dial and “underlines the urgency of seeking renewable energy sources to replace fossil fuels.” Aside from the obvious sustainable nature of the solar panel – clad exterior, other green features include advanced roof and wall insulation practices resulting in an energy savings of 30% more than the national standard.

Located in Dezhou in the Shangdong Province in northwest China, the 75,000 sq m fan-shaped structure is a multi-use building and boasts exhibition centers, scientific research facilities, meeting rooms, and a hotel — all of which are solar powered.

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Sanyo’s Solar Ark

It is amazing what can be constructed from material that was to be thrown away. That is what occurred with Sanyo who aimed to make the largest PV system in the world, a 3.4 MW installation, in order to mark its 50th anniversary.

The problem? The company’s monocrystalline cell scandal that saw thousands of units recalled, and all of the reclaimed cells were destined for the dump. But Sanyo opted to built a massive monument to their solar technology. At the time, Sanyo said of their Gifu (Japan) based building that it was “to show our sincere regret that this problem has occurred and to express our willingness and determination to both remember what happened and how important it is to maintain quality.” The Ark is an impressive 630 kW solar-collecting building that has over 5,000 solar panels and produces over 500,000 kWh of energy per year.

Solar-Vatican

The Vatican

Solar power must be the future if the Catholic Church is getting on board with it. In fact, the Vatican is so into alternative energy, the city has the largest solar power plant in Europe. The main installation is located on a 740 acre site near Santa Maria di Galeria and has seen solar powers placed all over the city. Although it is the smallest country in the world, the Vatican has spent $660 million to build a massive 100MW photovoltaic installation. The output will be more than enough to provide enough power for the whole country.

Dragon Stadium

Dragon Stadium, World Games 

Taiwan is home to the world’s first 100% solar-powered stadium. The 40,000-seat facility was built for the World Games in July of 2009 and is equipped with nearly 9,000 rooftop solar panels, creating more than enough electricity to power the stadium’s 3,300 lights and two giant scoreboard screens. It’s informally called the “Dragon” stadium for obvious reasons should you ever get a blimp’s-eye view of its impressive shape and solar electric “scales.”

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Deutsche Bank

The Deutsche Bank skyscraper in New York uses MAGE POWER TEC PLUS modules 50 stories above ground. The 122.4 kW system is also the largest system in Manhattan. The solar array is at the elevation of 737 feet, making the building the tallest in the world with a solar photovoltaic installation on its roof.
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