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U.S. Embassy Athens Generates Green Energy

The United States Embassy in Athens is the fourth American Embassy to administered clean power generated by photovoltaic (PV) panels.

The solar panels have the capacity to create about 165,000 kWh of green energy each year. They are assembled across the Embassy garage's top deck and also protects vehicles from the sun's rays.

Electricity generated by the eco-friendly system is immediately used; batteries are not required to store it. The photovoltaic mechanism will create 13% on average, of the U.S. Embassy's yearly needed power and will reduce a yearly reduction of 147 tons of CO2 emissions, according to the U.S. Department of State.

As Ambassador Smith previously stated of the project: "This is a great initiative that exemplifies the United States' commitment to renewable energy and to pursing green solutions to reduce the carbon footprint of the Embassy."