The U.S. Mission to the United Nations in Geneva is set to become the first United States diplomatic building with a building-integrated solar electric (BIPV) system. Over the coming months, the U.S. Mission's facade and roof will be fitted with solar photovoltaic (PV) panels. The electricity generated by the 118 kW PV system will provide power for the Mission while any surplus generation will be fed into Geneva's electric power grid.

"There is no better place to showcase U.S. technologies and to demonstrate international cooperation on green energy than in Geneva, a highly visible diplomatic center and the site of hundreds of international meetings each year." - Solar Design President Steven Strong