Southwest in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The 3 kW photovoltaic (PV) system...
The 3 kW photovoltaic (PV) system, attached to the railing running alongside the large wall to your left, converts the sun's energy directly into electricity. The array will produce up to 4,500 kilowatt-hours of electricity each year, enough to run a typical U.S. home. During its expected 20 year lifetime, this PV system will prevent the release of approximately 90 tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. The array was installed for Earth Day, 1999, as part of the President's Million Solar Roofs Initiative, by staff from the Department of Energy (DOE) National Renewable Energy Lab and DOE headquarters. It is the third photovoltaic installation at DOE's headquarters facility. The first 6 kW system was installed in 1990 on the Day Care Center, and the second, a 1 kW system, was installed on Earth Day, 1997 at Earth Day Park (on Independence Ave, just east of the James Forrestal Building).
Erected by Department of Energy.
Location. 38° 53.144′ N, 77° 1.537′ W. Marker is in Southwest, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on L'Enfant Plaza Southwest south of Independence Avenue SW, on the right. Touch for map. Near the James Forrestal Building along the elevated street between
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Earth Day Park (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Constantine L. Seferlis (about 800 feet away); Enid A. Haupt Garden (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Enid A. Haupt Garden (approx. 0.2 miles away); The pillars of the Renwick Gates... (approx. 0.2 miles away); Yinka Shonibare MBE (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Parterre (approx. 0.2 miles away); Memorial Tree Planting (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Southwest.
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 16, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 14, 2017, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 66 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 14, 2017, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.