Taliesin West Retrofits for Solar Power

March 2, 2012

Taliesan West - Scottsdale, AZ

The foundation overseeing Taliesin West, the famed desert showplace designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, will soon install a 250-kilowatt solar system at Taliesin West through partnerships with First Solar Inc. and Big Green Zero, a sustainable energy development company.

According to Patrick O’Grady of Phoenix Business Journal, the project work will be done while keeping the character of Wright’s Arizona home, which is on the National Historic Register. The goal is to turn the building into a net-zero facility, meaning it produces as much energy as it consumes.

“Frank Lloyd Wright is synonymous with innovation in architecture and design, and we share the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation’s passion to forward his legacy by integrating sustainable energy into his work,” said Larry Whittet, First Solar project manager for the Taliesin West solar project, in a statement. “Taliesin West is a global architectural landmark that has captivated the imagination of visitors for 75 years, and we are proud to be part of this historic undertaking.”

Photo: Artotem

Source: Phoenix Business Journal