Approximate Area: 500,000 sq.m (5,500,000 sq.ft)
SunPower is based in the Silicone Valley and a leading solar innovator globally. Their Solar Panels are the most efficient panels worldwide and their factories are the most environmentally friendly factories built.
When telcs was tasked to do the lighting design for lobby, facade and public areas of Sunpower’s second factory, management soon realized the value and energy savings telcs created. Once the planning phase for the 3rd factory started in 2007 Mr. Theuer was the clear choice for the lighting design.
A Mega-factory was born with superlatives:
Lot size: 50ha,
production area: 6.8ha = 750,000 sq ft,
a hallway of 425m length,
one production room with 10,000sqm.
Office with 3ha‘s and a 5ha Mezzanine.
As if this was not enough, Telcs lighting design needed to plan sports facilities, Restaurants, cafeterias, landscaped areas and jogging paths. All areas needed Platinum LEED certification. The goal of setting a new standard for lighting was achieved with a world record of 4.8W/400-500lx.