Solar goes to Institute of Contemporary Art in LA…back it!

Solar is the future. We have put solar panels on every construction project that we are building and have gone back and added them to old projects. We should all do our part when it comes to reusable energy.

I read this morning that the Institute of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles (admission free) launched a project on Kickstarter to become the first fully solar powered museum. A museum is the perfect place to create conversations around energy and our personal carbon footprints. The project will install 206 solar panels over 12,000 square feet of roof space creating 100,000 kilowatts annually.

Saving the planet has become a conversation around our dinner table and I hope that it becomes a conversation around every dinner table. Having a museum become completely solar powered forces everyone who walks in the museum to think about energy and pushes other institutions to rethink their energy consumption. We must all be socially conscious when it comes to energy.

I backed this project the second I saw it!

Comments (Archived):

  1. Erin

    I love solar!! I just wish the panels weren’t such an eyesore. But amen to going self-sustaining, energy-wise.

  2. awaldstein

    First mag I ever wrote for was Citizens for a Solar Washington a lifetime ago.Still a believer.Some cool stuff being conceptualized wrapping solar contracts in Blockchain NFTs so that panels can become part of networks where they can automatically buy and sell power into a flash grid as needed.

  3. LE

    This is actually very interesting. I like the different levels ie ‘name a panel’ and ‘name an inverter’.I’d add a level that is ‘entire roof naming rights’ ie ‘naming rights to solar roof’ at a much higher cost. The idea is a drone or airplane flies over head and sees the sponsor. Would create a nice photo opportunity. It can be limited rights on a per year basis. To me any and all naming rights (especially those that lend to photos) are a winner.Below at a hospital I just visited someone at. Nothing unusual but it was nicely done etched glass. The hospital also sold the rights to the parking garage. Things like that were unheard of years ago…. https://uploads.disquscdn.c

  4. Jeff Jones

    Fantastic! The Exploratorium museum in SF is a great example of another museum that’s approaching zero net energy use. Green building design, generated 76% of energy needs onsite in 2018 and they use zero natural gas for heating and cooling since they use bay water for geothermal exchange. https://www.exploratorium.e

  5. Jeff Jones

    On the residential side, this Stanford climate scientist’s home is awesome.

    1. Gotham Gal

      Very cool