Solar Installation

Solar panel installation on the backside of the museum roof began on February 20, 2016.  The work was performed by SunWork, a non-profit solar company that uses trained volunteers.  The museum board decided to use solar panels to help offset the rising cost of power used by the air conditioners, which are required to preserve the museum’s artifacts. The Sunnyvale City Council unanimously approved the project at its Jan. 5 meeting.

Click on the following introductory video:

Installing the rails on the roof, February 22, 2016

Installing the rails on the roof, February 22, 2016

Closeup of SunWork installation team on the roof

Closeup of SunWork installation team on the roof, February 22, 2016

Stacks of solar panels behind the museum, February 22, 2016

Stacks of solar panels behind the museum, February 22, 2016

Air conditioners behind the museum, February 22, 2016

Air conditioners behind the museum, February 22, 2016

Video of installer climbing a ladder to the roof, click to play:

Panel Installation, February 27, 2016

Panel Installation, February 27, 2016

Closeup of crew on the roof, February 27, 2016

Closeup of crew on the roof, February 27, 2016

Panel Label

Panel Label

Video of crew working on the roof, February 27, 2016. Click to play:

Completed panels, March 1, 2016

Completed panels, March 1, 2016

Wiring, March 1, 2016

Breaker box work, March 1, 2016

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