Livermore Cinemas' Solar Powered Movie Theater is an Example of Environmental Leadership
April 14, 2009 (Livermore, Calif.) - SPG Solar, Inc., recently completed the largest solar system on a movie theater in America.
Livermore Cinemas in Livermore, Calif., now has a fully operational 132 kW rooftop system which produces 190,000 kilowatt-hours per year to help power the all-digital multiplex cinema.
"To be at the forefront of making solar energy a part of the movie-going experience is important," says Dan Thompson, President and CEO of SPG Solar. "SPG Solar does everything possible to ensure our client's renewable energy needs are met."
The SPG Solar system offsets 45 percent of the facility's electric use. According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, this system will prevent the emissions of more than 3,400 metric tons of greenhouse gases, which is equivalent to removing 625 passenger cars from the road for a year. The Livermore Cinemas solar installation produces enough electricity to power 19 Bay Area homes for 25 years.
The system utilizes 805 state of the art Solyndra solar modules, containing more than 21 miles of tubular solar cells. The Solyndra design allowed maximum coverage and easy installation on commercial low-slope rooftops.
"SPG Solar is an innovative company, with a great reputation for quality and client satisfaction," says Dr. Chris Gronet, Chief Executive Officer of Solyndra. "The Livermore Cinemas project is an excellent display of innovative leadership for both companies."
Livermore Cinemas owner Dave Corkill, is concerned about the state of our environment. Corkill was looking for his business to incorporate an energy solution that would help protect the environment. He chose SPG Solar to be part of that solution to help generate clean, renewable energy.
"To have Livermore Cinemas be solar powered is exciting," says Dave Corkill, Owner, Livermore Cinemas. "The fact that SPG Solar is a Bay Area company, and is a leader in its industry, is also important. I run a community based business, and I strongly support local community businesses. This solar system is impressive and serves our needs well."
About SPG Solar, Inc.
SPG Solar, Inc. is a proven leader in the design and installation of photovoltaic power systems. With over 1,200 grid-connected PV systems in service throughout the Western United States and a senior staff with decades of experience in electrical engineering, construction and project development, SPG Solar provides our customers with the very best in solar technology and professional design-build services. SPG Solar delivers innovative and dependable solar systems with the highest quality of workmanship from the initial customer consultation to the final system commissioning and post installation analysis. For more information, please visit: www.spgsolar.com.