Local Snapshot: Solar Movie Theater

November 2008
Solar Today;Nov/Dec2008, Vol. 22 Issue 7, p16
Academic Journal
This article focuses on the Fairfax 5 Theaters, a landmark in Fairfax, California, since 1952. It discusses that Fairfax 5 Theaters will become the first major motion multiplex cinema in the U.S. to go solar by December 2008. It mentions that the theater plans a 27-kilowatt photovoltaic array, consisting of 42 modules, to be installed by SPG Solar Inc. Management which will save more than $627,000 in utility bills over the 30-year life of the system, along with avoiding 1,000 tons of greenhouse gases.


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