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Cornell Tech opened the first ever campus built for the digital age. Cornell Tech brings together faculty, business leaders, tech entrepreneurs and students in a catalytic environment to produce visionary results grounded in significant needs that will reinvent the way we live in the digital age. The campus features innovative architectural designs that leveraged a number of green building strategies to maximize energy efficiency with a net zero energy (NZE) aspiration for the first academic building, The Emma and Georgina Bloomberg Center.

Solaria provided 2,300 PowerXT and customized PowerView modules for two buildings on the Cornell Tech campus --The Bloomberg Center and The Bridge-- which, combined, utilize 47,000 sq ft of Solaria PV panels, the equivalent of a 900 kW system. Solaria was selected for its ability to deliver the unique combination of attractive aesthetics, high degree of customization, competitive cost performance and high power generation in the quest for NZE.

Solaria’s rooftop solar solutions provide high-performance solar panels that produce up to 20% more energy than conventional modules. These high-density solar panels are optimized for rooftop applications and leverage a highly refined manufacturing process which results in a significantly higher energy yield than typical PV modules. It not only delivers high power but also improved shading tolerance, premium appearance and durability. Solaria’s architectural glass solutions that deliver the unique combination of high performance and high power density. This enables the optimization of thermal performance, effective daylighting, glare control and power generation. Solaria’s solar windows are easily customizable and offer design flexibility to adjust for a wide variety of sizes, glass type dimensions, coatings, Vt, and voltage.

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