This University Building's Rooftop Consists Of Solar Cells

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Sep 13, 2016
References: lmsarch & dezeen
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.