Category: In the Media

“Uncle Sam’s Showcase” – Flagship Solar Energy Project Paves the Way to a Greener Future

On July 4, as Americans everywhere celebrated Independence Day, the U.S. Mission in Geneva was also celebrating an important step toward energy independence at embassies around the world. It was the oneyear anniversary of the Mission’s groundbreaking photovoltaic energy system-the largest and most ambitious solar energy project ever undertaken by the U.S. government overseas. The roof and fa~ade of the once undistinguished seven-story building in Geneva’s diplomatic quarter have been handsomely fitted with 950 square meters of cobalt-blue photovoltaic panels that glisten like cathedral windows in the sunlight and produce sustainable electric power-enough to power 37 average households.