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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Johnson Controls creates solar system for Orlando convention center

From an article in the Orlando Business Journal:

The Orange County Convention Center’s $8.8 million solar project that will turn sunlight into electricity is ready to go on line.

The photovoltaic array, the largest in the Southeast, uses solar panels on the center’s roof to generate 1.1 megawatts of power, enough to provide electricity for 80 to 100 residential houses. The array is expected to considerably reduce the center’s energy demand.

The panels cover about 200,000 square feet of the north/south building’s rooftop. Visitors to the center will be able monitor the system’s output at an on-site education center. The education center also promotes the environmental and economic benefits of solar and other renewable-energy technologies.

1 comment:

  1. This would be great to see on the Midwest Center.

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