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U.S. Department of Energy Forrestal Building, Washington, D.C.

Photo of Photovoltaic System at the Forrestal Building in Washington, DCThe U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is housed in the Forrestal Building in Washington, DC. A photovoltaic (PV) system was installed as part of the DOE's support of alternative energy and the Federal initiatives to lower energy usage. The 3 kW AC PV system is mounted on a balcony on the south side of the building. It contributes to lower the energy use in the building and works in conjunction with other measures such as energy-saving lighting fixtures and a system that turns off all lights when the staff is not present.