Energy Dept. Unveils Winning Design for Solar Wall

US Department of Energy to install world's largest solar electric wall.

Published: 24-Oct-2000

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Four architects from Chicago, a city known for its Sears Tower and Hancock Building, have designed a different kind of structure that could one day be a new landmark in the U.S. capital.

Martin Wolf and three co-workers from architectural firm Solomon Cordwell Buenz & Associates concocted the world's largest sun wall to cover the barren south wall of Department of Energy headquarters in Washington.

The massive solar panel, designed for a contest sponsored by the DOE to generate interest in solar energy, is expected to supply enough power to run the equivalent of about 60 homes.

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