Thursday, August 7, 2008

Indians go solar

The Cleveland Indians, already one of the "greenest" teams in major league baseball, and Green Energy Ohio have partnered on the new solar electric system at Progressive Field – the first American League ballpark to go solar. The solar installation provides 8.4 kilowatts of clean, renewable electricity and introduce solar energy concepts to millions in Northeast Ohio. Green Energy Ohio worked in concert with Doty & Miller Architects to design and install 42 GE solar panels on a newly erected pavilion located on the south-facing upper deck concourse of Progressive Field, overlooking Carnegie Avenue and I-90. The electricity produced from the solar installation is enough to power all of the 400 television sets throughout Progressive Field. Support for the solar project is made possible by the State of Ohio Department of Development and The Cleveland Foundation.

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