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Avatar 2 – Solar Powered

James Cameron announced that he would personally fund the construction of a massive solar array to power the next two “Avatar” sequels. Late last month, Stellar Energy announced that they had completed work on Cameron’s vision by successfully installing 3,692 solar modules to the rooftops of the director’s production studios.

Stellar Energy installed a 959.92 kW roof-mounted solar photovoltaic (PV) power system for Lightstorm Entertainment Inc. The solar energy system is composed of three separate roof-mounted solar electric arrays covering a total of 212,481 square feet of roof space. It consists of 3,692 solar modules, 3 Solectria Inverters, and an internet-based DECK monitoring system to measure and display performance.

Stellar Energy’s designed the system to generate 1,500,000 kWh per year and is backstopped by a performance guarantee, allowing the filmmakers to achieve their goal of a 100% solar powered pair of films. The environmental benefits produced by the system include offsetting over 1,034 metric tons of carbon dioxide every year, which is the equivalent to the annual greenhouse gas emissions from 203 passenger vehicles.

Cameron stated, “We have to do this for the future, for our children, and as a moral responsibility to the planet.”  Beyond the green scheme of a green set for both Avatar 2 and 3, Cameron has  plans to use some of the box office proceeds to benefit environmental organizations. Cameron has partnered FOX to donate a chunk of the profits to environmental causes that are at the heart of the ‘Avatar’ world.”

After FOX and Cameron’s one million tree planting initiative being so successful it is no wonder why they would not try again for the greater green. The first “Avatar” grossed more than $2.7 billion worldwide. That will be large chunk for a green organization in favor with Cameron. The movies are prospectively to be released in 2014 and 2015.

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