Sony Pictures Turns to Solar to Power its Culver City Studio

by | Sep 11, 2019

(Image courtesy of Sony Pictures Entertainment.)

Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) recently announced a commitment to generate clean, solar electricity with SunPower technology at its studio lot in Culver City, Calif.

The 1.6-megawatt project is expected to generate over 58 million kilowatt hours of solar power over 25 years. When combined with the lot’s existing solar capacity, 1.83 megawatts of solar will generate clean, onsite power and account for approximately 8.5% of the studio lot’s electricity use.

SunPower designed and is installing complete rooftop solar solutions across eight Sony Pictures sound stages, including Stage 30 which is best known for its massive 90-by-100-foot water tank. Solar project construction is expected to begin later this month and reach full operation in early 2020.

As a RE100 member, Sony Group Companies including SPE are committed to reaching 100% renewable power. Efforts to go solar also contribute toward parent-company Sony Corporation’s Road to Zero, a global environmental plan that aims to achieve a zero environmental footprint by the year 2050.


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