First Solar broke ground on construction of a 250 kW (AC) solar photovoltaic (PV) system at The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation's Taliesin West campus. The groundbreaking marks the launch of Energizing Taliesin West™, a pioneering initiative integrating sustainable energy at Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West in Scottsdale, Ariz. The project is being run in conjunction with energy efficiency consultant Big Green Zero
Energizing Taliesin West™ is a groundbreaking effort to transform the entire National Historic Landmark Taliesin West site into a “net zero” energy customer, producing as much energy as it consumes annually, while maintaining the historic and architectural integrity of the site. The comprehensive endeavor will focus on the twin goals of maximizing Taliesin West’s energy efficiency (through improved lighting, insulation, climate controls and other techniques) while also generating clean renewable energy on-site.
To mark the occasion, representatives from First Solar, Big Green Zero and the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation held a ceremonial groundbreaking. Pictured from left to right are Ted Meyer, Vice President of Corporate Communications for First Solar; Sean Malone, CEO of The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation; and Bob Roth, CEO of Big Green Zero.