SPI13 Chicago Solar Tour - Exelon Solar City Plant (afternoon)

  • 21 Oct 2013
  • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Millennium Park Welcome Center - 201 E Randolph St
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Join ISEA for this FREE tour of the Exelon Solar City Plant! 

 

Tour attendees will meet at the Millennium Park Welcome Center for a brief tour of the integrated solar on the northwest pavilion. Participants will  then be transported via a classic green and red Chicago Trolley to the tour location

 

Exelon City Solar Plant

 

Turning a brownfield into a brightfield....

In July 2010, Exelon in collaboration with SunPower Corp completed work on the largest urban solar installation in the United States – a 10-megawatt solar power plant on a brownfield site in Chicago’s West Pullman neighborhood.

The Site
• Located at West 120th Street between South Peoria and South Loomis streets on Chicago’s far southwest side in the West Pullman neighborhood.
• Situated on 41 acres of former industrial “brownfield” property that has been vacant for more than 30 years, the site is now remediated and restored to productive use.
Solar Technology
• 32,292 solar photovoltaic (PV) panels convert the sun’s rays into clean electricity with zero carbon emissions.
• Generates more than 14,000 megawatt-hours of electricity per year undefined enough to meet the annual energy requirements of up to 1,500 homes.
• Uses SunPower Tracker technology, which rotates the panels to follow the sun’s path across the sky to maximize panel productivity.
• Low-profile design is passive and makes virtually no noise.

 

Exelon Pavilions

The four Exelon Pavilions, which use state-of-the art technology to convert solar energy into electricity, are an integral part of Chicago’s efforts to become the most environmentally-friendly city in North America. Together, the Pavilions provide enough electricity annually to power 14 star-rated energy-efficient houses in Chicago.

 

The northwest and northeast pavilions are minimalist black cubes designed to complement the neighboring Harris Theater.

 

The northwest pavilion houses the Millennium Park Welcome Center, along with an Exelon energy display area

 

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