Solar turns on at Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West
The solar panels on the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation's home were switched on this week.
Projects by First Solar Inc. usually take years, but one of its efforts came online Thursday that was just a few months in the making.
The Tempe-based solar manufacturer (Nasdaq: FSLR) partnered with Phoenix-based Big Green Zero on a project that helped provide solar power for the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation at Taliesin West in Scottsdale.
The 250-kilowatt solar system, announced in February, was designed to produce power used at the once-home of the legendary architect that now finds itself on the National Historic Register. It is the first phase of making it a net-zero facility, meaning it produces as much as or more power than it uses.
“As we continue to move forward with this endeavor, we remain consistent with the values of Taliesin West and advancing the foundation’s mission to preserve and expand the heritage of Frank Lloyd Wright,” said Sean Malone CEO of the foundation. “We will continue to educate and empower new generations of innovative thinkers to address the critical issues of sustainability and healthy living environments.”
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