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AstroPower (former)

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2000–2001, Bernardon Haber Holloway. 300 Executive Dr., west of U.S. 301, north of Glasgow
  • Astropower

A solar electric power company built this showpiece headquarters in the sprawl belt south of Newark. The 160,000-square-foot facility combined headquarters and manufacturing space. A “green” structure, its dramatically curving blue facade contains solar cells in the spandrel glass of the curtain wall. A solar-electric system on the roof can produce more than 300,000 kilowatt-hours of power annually. Inside, a colorful lobby floor is made of recycled glass. The company only occupied the facility for eighteen months before going bankrupt. Plans were subsequently made to convert the empty building into a school.

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W. Barksdale Maynard
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W. Barksdale Maynard, "AstroPower (former)", [Newark, Delaware], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/DE-01-PR6.

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Cover: Buildings of Delaware

Buildings of Delaware, W. Barksdale Maynard. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2008, 195-195.

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