Energy Within Eyesight

Volkswagen Interactive Kiosk

Volkswagen flipped a large ceremonial switch on Jan 23rd, 2013 that signaled the official launch of a huge array of photovoltaic solar cells at its Chattanooga assembly plant, which builds the Volkswagen Passat mid-size sedan.

The new solar field can supply up to 12.5 percent of the plant’s total energy needs, adding to an already low-carbon electricity supply that includes roughly 50 percent nuclear and hydro generation.

With a generating capacity of 9.6 megawatts of direct current, the 33-acre solar field is the largest one at any industrial plant in the world, the largest in Tennessee, and the largest at any automaker.

Working together with Phoenix Solar, LiveWatts developed a presentation that compliments their Think Blue campaign. Live data from their solar installation is brought to life with full screen animation and interactive media. Using the software, plant visitors are able to learn more about the system's environmental benefits and interact with the touchscreen features.

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