Sistine Solar announced the use of its award-winning, patented SolarSkin technology in the world’s first custom-branded floating solar array at Universal Orlando. SolarSkin was utilized to display the brand name and iconic peacock logo of the park’s parent company, Comcast. The 250 kilowatt array is a beautiful showcase of the popular theme park’s commitment to green energy and sustainability.
SolarSkin is a fully customizable graphic overlay that can be imprinted with any artwork and applied to any solar array. This technology allows businesses to go solar while celebrating their commitment to sustainability with custom artwork, brand colors, and logos. Located at the entrance to the theme park, the array features 645 high-efficiency solar panels and was installed by leading floating solar developer, D3Energy. This one-of-a-kind installation will supply the theme park with power while being instantly recognizable from the nearby roller-coasters.
“We are proud to have been chosen for this exciting project. As the most efficient aesthetic solar technology in the market, SolarSkin was the perfect fit to achieve the branding and full-color logo that Comcast and Universal Orlando sought,” said Senthil Balasubramanian, CEO of Sistine Solar. “This breakthrough installation will be visible to the estimated 11 million visitors to the theme parks every year, and we expect it to inspire other brands to embrace solar and create beautiful works of art using the power of SolarSkin.”
Sistine Solar pioneered solar as a branding medium, a new opportunity which is expanding the market for solar. According to the Solar Energy Industries Association, US businesses installed approximately 8.3 gigawatts of solar by 2019, amounting to less than 1% of the total electricity generation in the country.
“SolarSkin is dramatically changing how customers perceive solar,” said Balasubramanian. “We are seeing growing demand from very wide-ranging sectors – airports, car dealerships, theme parks, carports, to name just a few. The customizability of SolarSkin has opened up interest across the board, from Fortune 500 companies to the world’s leading solar developers and installers.”
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