fox-solar
by Michael dEstries
Categories: Film/TV.
Photo: Solar Power, Inc.

Remember that 160kW solar array that Twentieth Century Fox announced last year they were adding to their historic Building 99 Studio? It’s done!

Solar Power, Inc has finally completed the installation – a good six months later than what was originally expected. The energy created, independent from the grid, will be used to power on-site productions. “I can tell you it’s not offsetting all their power, just a portion,” said Solar Power, Inc. Vice President of Marketing Mike Anderson.

“This project is an important addition to Fox’s ongoing sustainability initiative and we are very happy to be getting it started,” said Hal Haenal, Senior Vice President of Fox Studios Operations last April.

Solar Power, Inc. hinted that another studio may soon call upon their services, adding that they’re more than happy to help Hollywood turn a darker shade of green.

“We are looking at other major motion picture studios that are looking to mitigate energy cost and those that are looking to grow their sustainability initiatives,” added Anderson. “Solar generation becomes something they tend to look at pretty quickly. It makes economic sense and environmental sense.”

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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