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Mcclellan CA (SPX) Nov 29, 2012
Motech Americas has announced the completion of a large solar PV project by Pacific Power Renewables that is now providing all the energy needs for the Aerospace Museum of California in McClellan, California just north of Sacramento.
The museum is also playing a significant role in educating visitors and children with information that explains solar energy in a fun, easy-to-understand format.
Installation producing at 111% of expected kWh
Recent testing by the solar installer, Pacific Power Renewables revealed that this solar installation was producing electricity at 111% of expected kwh.
According to Roxanne Yonn Executive Director of the Museum: "Going solar was a strategic move for the Aerospace Museum of California. We save on energy costs and we can use this as an educational tool for our students.
he STEM principles of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math are all demonstrated through the use of solar. In partnering with Pacific Power Renewables, we created an exhibit that demonstrates how solar works inspiring the scientists of tomorrow."
Getting students excited about aviation - and solar power
It's a large building, totally powered by clean solar energy, capable of holding special events ranging from a Board meeting of 10 all the way to receptions for 1,200 guests.
Solar makes perfect sense for the museum
The Aerospace Learning Center has hosted thousands of students over the years - along with special events attended by visiting astronauts.
Their Aerospace Learning Center Programs get students excited about aviation - and include the opportunity to pilot an aircraft using a non-motion flight simulator.
"I am happy to have been a part of helping the Aerospace museum achieve a green initiative and at the same time reduce their electricity expense," said David Dwelle, president of Pacific Power Renewables. " "An additional win came from the love of aviation that runs deep throughout our family's lineage. The final win was the relationship with Flyers Energy who provided the tax equity financing."
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