SPI Solar (“SPI”)
) a leading vertically integrated photovoltaic (“PV”) solar developer, today announced that it has been contracted by Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation to install an additional 230 kilowatts of rooftop photovoltaic solar to the company’s Century City studio complex. The new solar system will utilize the rooftops of soundstages 26 and 29 and complement the 160 kilowatt system completed by SPI in February, 2011. “We are very pleased that Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation has chosen us to install additional solar for their studio complex,” said Steve Kircher, CEO for SPI Solar. “They have been a great client and partner to work with, and it’s an honor to be invited back for an encore project.”
SPI Solar's 160 kilowatt system completed in February, 2011 sits atop Twentieth Century Fox's Building 99 at the motion picture company's Century City, California studio complex (Photo: Business Wire)
Initially, SPI designed, engineered and constructed a 160 kW DC photovoltaic system that was a mixture of SPI’s proprietary SkyMount
racking system and traditional racking to be installed atop Fox’s Building 99. The system was completed in February, 2011. The new addition of 230 kilowatts will not only reduce studio operating costs, but also makes an important contribution to the motion picture company’s Global Energy Initiative.
“This addition to our existing system more than doubles our onsite solar electricity generation capabilities and is a significant contribution to our ongoing sustainability initiative,” said Hal Haenal, Senior Vice President of Fox Studio Operations. “We are very pleased with the results of the first system SPI developed for us and are happy to have them back to design and install the second phase of our onsite solar system.”