Cate Blanchett Promotes Rooftop Solar Panels on Sydney Theater Company

Solar power — By on December 19, 2010 at 6:07 am
cate blanchett solar power Cate Blanchett Promotes Rooftop Solar Panels on Sydney Theater Company

Blanchett and Upton pose for photographs at the solar panel installation on Sydney Theater Company

Recently, actress Cate Blanchett found herself and husband Andrew Upton on the rooftop of the Sydney Theater Company in Sydney, Australia.  No, she wasn’t about to do a daring stunt for an upcoming movie.  Instead, Blanchett was lending her name to promote a new rooftop solar panel installation on the theater’s roof.

Blanchette and Upton posed for photographs among the giant photovoltaic solar panels and then ceremoniously flipped the switch to activate the new solar array.  The panels will generate enough clean electricity to address 70% of the theater’s energy needs.

Blanchett is a co-artistic director of the Sydney Theater Company and enthused about its new, green initiative to the press.  The cost of the solar panel installation was offset by a $2 million donation from Dr. Zhengrong Shi, CEO and founder of Suntech, which supplied the solar panel equipment.

The new rooftop solar panels on Sydney Theater Company are part of the Greening The Wharf program.

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