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October 08, 2003

Lowe's Installs 370-Kilowatt Solar Power System in L.A.

Lowe's Companies, Inc. announced on October 2nd that it has installed a 370-kilowatt solar power system on the roof of its West Hills store in Los Angeles, California. PowerLight Corporation furnished the system, which uses Shell Solar modules that cover 37,500 square feet of the store's roof. See the PowerLight press release.

When it comes to large solar power installations, California continues to dominate the nation's news. Other recent large installations include a 214-kilowatt system in Vallejo, which led the city to declare itself as the number one city in the nation in terms of installed photovoltaic capacity per capita. And in Santa Monica, a 50-kilowatt solar power system now powers the Ferris wheel at the city's Pacific Park. See the press releases from Shell Solar and the City of Vallejo (PDF 102 KB). Download Acrobat Reader.