The building of the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation, part of the engineering institution over at the University of California, Berkeley, has been equipped with an extraordinarily innovative and high-tech ceiling canopy that consists of solar cells.
Devised by Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects, this particular ceiling canopy benefits from a photovoltaic array capable of churning out 74 kilowatts of energy, enough to meet well over half of the building's energy requirements. The canopy features a design that was devised by the winners of a student design competition, another manner in which it seeks to further the cause of energy-positive architectural design.
The fact that this solar cell-sheathed ceiling canopy is located atop this particular building is highly appropriate considering that the institution's mission to explore design philosophies and methods for a better future.
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