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Salk goes solar

Solar at Salk

Solar panels on the roof of Salk Institute

With the simple flick of a switch, solar power is now running through the veins of the Salk Institute.

More than 2,300 photovoltaic solar panels sit atop the Institute's four main buildings, generating 465 kilowatts of electrical power. The natural power provides a savings of nearly $10,000 per month.

The solar energy system went live in August and is part of a comprehensive overhaul of the mechanical and electrical systems at the Salk Institute.