Chicago, July 2, 2002 — Reflecting its commitment to supporting environmentally friendly power, Commonwealth Edison provided photovoltaics (PV) to illuminate the Earth from Above exhibit which is sponsored by its parent company, Exelon Corporation.
The internationally acclaimed, outdoor exhibition depicts the breathtaking beauty of the Earth with aerial photographs by world-renowned photographer Yann Arthus-Betrand.
Solar electric panels on the terrace above the exhibit will generate electricity during the day. This electricity will be stored in batteries and provide lighting for the exhibit from dusk until dawn. When the exhibit closes in September, the batteries will be donated to Chicago’s 911 center and the solar panels will be used to support other solar initiatives.
“Exelon is developing technology, resources and expertise to better deliver clean energy to our customers,” says Pamela Strobel, Chairman and CEO, Exelon Energy Delivery. “Exelon’s solar energy initiative is a perfect match to help tell the story of the Earth’s environment through photography.”
Electricity produced using PV technology creates no harmful emissions. Exelon, proud parent company of Commonwealth Edison, has committed $12 million to installing solar electric technology in city buildings such as museums and schools and has supported the installation of over half a megawatt of photovoltaics to date.
The Earth from Above exhibit is just one aspect of a vibrant partnership between Exelon and the city of Chicago to support a variety of environmental projects. Exelon and ComEd have committed $12 million to installing solar electric technology in city buildings such as museums and schools and have supported the installation of over half a megawatt of photovoltaics to date.
To learn more about ComEd and Exelon’s environmental programs, visit www.exeloncorp.com.
Earth From Above will be on display in McCormick Tribune Plaza in Millennium Park at Michigan Avenue at Washington Street every day from June 21 through September 15, 2002. Admission is free. For more information, call the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs at 312.744-6630 or visit www.earthfromabovechicago.org. Information about Yann Arthus-Bertrand can be found at www.yannarthusbertrand.com.
Exelon Corporation is one of the nation’s largest electric utilities with approximately 5 million customers and more than $15 billion in annual revenues. The company has one of the industry’s largest portfolios of electricity generation capacity, with a nationwide reach and strong positions in the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic. Exelon distributes electricity to approximately 5 million customers in Illinois and Pennsylvania and gas to more than 440,000 customers in the Philadelphia area Exelon is headquartered in Chicago and trades on the NYSE under the ticker EXC.