SAN JOSE, Calif. In advance of the U.S. baseball all-star game in San Francisco this week, a solar electricity system was unveiled Monday (July 9) at the San Francisco Giants' AT&T Park.
Some 590 solar panels from Sharp Corp. were used for the solar electricity system, which is the first to be installed in a Major League Baseball stadium.
The solar initiative is part of the team's goals of energy efficiency and conservation. The Sharp panels are used in installations in three areas of the ballpark.
Together they will generate 120 kilowatts (kW) of clean electricity that will be fed back into the grid serving PG&E's customers throughout northern and central California. The size of the entire array is equivalent to approximately 40 residential solar systems.
''California is the third-largest solar market in the world and has long been a leader in the adoption of solar energy in the U.S. The Giants have taken a pioneering step in promoting solar electricity to California residents by making it an integral part of the baseball experience,'' said Ron Kenedi, vice president of the Solar Energy Solutions Group at Sharp, in a statement.