19 Sep '11, 1pm

Solar Goes Mainstream at Emmy’s

Celebrites at the Emmy Awards walked on the red carpet under the shading of a solar canopy, which provided onsite power for the event. The 50 kilowatt system, made with SolarWorld (SWV.DE) panels, was visible throughout the "Countdown to the Emmy's" pre-show outside the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles, California. The Emmy's, wich draw about 12 million television viewers, provided another major opportunity for Americans to see first-hand the viability of solar technology. The solar system was part of FOX's "Green it. Mean it" Campaign. Other sustainable features at the Emmy's included carpet manufactured from recycled materials, energy-efficient lighting, and locally sourced and organically grown food. SolarWorld and Fox are donating the solar panels to Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles after the show. The panels will be divided and installed at 10-20 house...

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