Art Exhibit Powered with PV

Commonwealth Edison has provided photovoltaics (PV) to illuminate the “Earth from Above” exhibit, which is sponsored by its parent company, Exelon Corporation. The internationally acclaimed, outdoor exhibition depicts the breathtaking beauty of the Earth with aerial photographs by world-renowned photographer Yann Arthus-Betrand.

CHICAGO, Illinois – July 5, 2002 [] Solar electric panels on the terrace above the exhibit will generate electricity during the day. This electricity will be stored in batteries and provide lighting for the exhibit from dusk until dawn. When the exhibit closes in September, the batteries will be donated to Chicago’s 911 center and the solar panels will be used to support other solar initiatives. “Exelon is developing technology, resources and expertise to better deliver clean energy to our customers,” says Pamela Strobel, Chairman and CEO, Exelon Energy Delivery. “Exelon’s solar energy initiative is a perfect match to help tell the story of the Earth’s environment through photography.” Exelon has committed US$12 million to installing solar electric technology in city buildings such as museums and schools and has supported the installation of over half a megawatt of photovoltaics to date. The Earth from Above exhibit is one aspect of a partnership between Exelon and the city of Chicago to support a variety of environmental projects. Earth From Above will be on display in McCormick Tribune Plaza in Millennium Park at Michigan Avenue at Washington Street every day through September 15, 2002. Admission is free.
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