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Windows That Generate Solar Power Installed on Iconic Chicago Skyscraper

3/24/2011 12:09:26 PM

Tags: Pythagoras Solar, building integrated photovoltaics, BIPV, Willis Tower, Sears Tower, Robyn Griggs Lawrence

Robyn Griggs Lawrence thumbnailPythagoras Solar, a provider of transparent, energy efficient windows that also generate solar power, will install building integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) on Willis Tower, formerly Sears Tower. The pilot project, which adds south-facing BIPV windows, has the potential to add more than 2 megawatts of solar power generation.

"We are excited to launch this pilot with Pythagoras Solar's leading-edge solar window solutions as a test for not only the energy savings that can be achieved, but the potential they represent to actually generate power through the sun," said John Huston, executive vice president of American Landmark Properties, a Willis Tower ownership partner.

"We are incredibly proud to be considered to contribute our part for the 'greening' of the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, the iconic Willis Tower," said Pythagoras Solar CEO Gonen Fink. "It is inspiring to see a team not waver in its dedication to making a true and lasting change through smart investments in the right solutions. With its combined benefits, our technology is set to provide Willis Tower with a valuable tool that will help move it toward its energy efficiency goals."

Founded in 2007, Pythagoras Solar is the first company to offer fully integrated photovoltaic gass units (PVGU) that address the need for energy efficiency and renewable power generation.  

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