Livermore Cinemas installs largest theater solar-power system in the country

posted by Michael Zoldessy on May 4, 2009 at 4:40 am

LIVERMORE, CA — Looking towards the future, Livermore Cinemas installs state-of-the-art solar panels.

Bring ‘em on, said the owner of Livermore Cinemas, now the largest of the country’s handful of solar-powered movie theaters.

Monday, local business and city leaders gathered at the cineplex on First Street for a presentation on its state-of-the-art solar-power system, which has been up and running since February.

Unlike traditional solar panels, the modules — cylindrical tubes about the length and width of shower curtain rods — can be lined up side-by-side on a flat roof. They do not need to be fastened down to keep them from blowing away.

Read the full story in the Mercury News.

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