Showcasing Solar Technologies from San José Companies at the Tech Museum of Innovation
In May 2007, the City of San José won a Solar America Showcase award from the US Department of Energy. This award offers technical assistance to help the City realize its ambitious solar technology deployment goals on large buildings and complexes mainly in the revitalized downtown area. In July 2007, a DOE Tiger Team — led by Cécile Warner of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) — met with numerous city officials to discuss the City’s solar plans in detail and visit the various sites under consideration for solar technology adoption.
This letter report focuses on one specific site that was noted in the original City of San José application — the Tech Museum of Innovation. This high-tech museum receives 400,000 visitors annually and hosts numerous high-tech investor gatherings. It is located in the heart of downtown San José just a five minute walk from the San José McEnry Convention Center and several hotels.
San José, California
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Vipin Gupta and Beth Richards (SNL)