The parking-lot canopy solar system, which comprises 15 arrays, is made up of 6,400 SolarWorld photovoltaic panels. It was developed, engineered and installed by Melink Corp., and covers 800 of the 1,000 parking spaces in the zoos main parking lot.
Overall, the system is expected to provide about 20 percent of the zoos power needs.
"SolarWorld was an excellent fit for the Cincinnati Zoo project," commented David Boezi, vice president of operations for Melink. "The companys fully vertically integrated American manufacturing and its technologys strong technical performance in independent testing were key decision points for us."