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Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
1100 Fairview Ave N

May 2007

Electricity Generation
· 2,280 watts DC peak capacity
· 2,500 kWh per year - estimated

· (12) Sanyo 190 watt poly-crystalline modules
· SMA Sunny Boy 3800 watt, 240 VAC inverter
· Cost: $16,000
(does not include mounting hardware or installation costs)

Project Team
· Seattle City Light
· Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
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Solar Project - Hutchinson Center Yale Building

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Project Summary
Solar Project - Hutchinson Center Yale Building
Hutchinson Center's campus is located on the shores of Lake Union.
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center is one of the world's foremost biomedical research organizations. An independent, nonprofit research institution, the Hutchinson Center is dedicated to developing lifesaving therapies to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS, and many other diseases.

Cancer research is inherently concerned with environmental variables that affect our health. As such, sustainability is in the forefront of the development and operations of its South Lake Union campus. Energy conservation, water conservation, transportation management efforts, green building practices and recycling have led to a reduction in the centers' CO2 footprint by over 26%.

Solar Project - Hutchinson Center Yale Building
The Yale Building rooftop offers direct access to the sun's energy.

To broaden its sustainability program, in the spring of 2007 the Center, in partnership with Seattle City Light's Green Power Program, installed 12 photovoltaic solar panels on the south side of the Yale Building. These panels are estimated to generate 2,500 kilowatt-hours of electricity per year, which is approximately equivalent to the power required for lighting 10 private offices.

The renewable energy project will reduce the Center's carbon dioxide emissions by 4,000 pounds per year.

Solar Project
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(12) Sanyo 190 Watt Panels
Module area: 12.7 square feet
Array Area: 152 square feet
Array capacity: 2,280 watts
Array Angle: 20 degrees
Live Solar Power Data

Seattle City Light has partnered with the Bonneville Environmental Foundation on this report of current and historical solar energy production data.

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