Seattle Aquarium

Seattle, WA
  • As of 11:31am PDT
  • Power
    Output
    0.0 W
  • Irradiance
    660.9 W/m2
  • Temperature
    Cell
    108.1°F
    Ambient
    87.1°F
  • Lifetime
  • 22,435.2 kWh
    31,409.3 lbs of CO2 Avoided

Weather

Mostly Cloudy at 10:53am
53 °F/12 °C
Mostly Cloudy at 10:53am
Wind direction: S
Wind speed: 12 mph

System Specs

6/9/2009
60.0 kW

System Installer

  • A&R Solar
This week, Seattle Aquarium generated Kilowatt-hours of electricity.From fossil-fueled sources, this amount of electricity would have emitted lbs of CO2 into the atmosphere.

This could power:

  • An electric toothbrush for
  • A 42" plasma-screen television for
  • A typical video game system for

Solar Assisted Water Heater Demonstration Project
On the south facing wall of Pier 59 there are five glass solar panels. These panels absorb the sun’s energy to preheat water used by the aquarium's café.
This solar water heating system lowers the amount of natural gas needed by the café, reducing CO2 emissions by 2.5 tons annually. Solar water heating systems can be used in combination with electric and natural gas water heaters.
A home solar hot water system can reduce our reliance on fossils fuels while improving air quality and reducing climate-warming emissions.
The Aquarium Solar Project is a collaborative project made possible with funding and support from Seattle City Light.