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Solar powered Indians July 31, 2007

Filed under: conserve, energy, local, solar — terra @ 9:08 pm

Jacobs Field in Cleveland has partnered with Green Energy Ohio to install solar panels at the stadium. These solar panels will provide enough electricity to power all 400 tvs at the Cleveland Indians stadium. The Indians are the first American League team to use solar power.

Green Energy Ohio has worked in concert with Doty & Miller Architects to design and install 42 GE solar panels on a newly erected pavilion.

On the west coast, the San Francisco Giants have installed 590 solar panels to power their stadium, and other Pacific Gas & Electric customers. AT&T park will be the first baseball stadium with solar power.

AT&T Park was designed to save energy from the start by using fluorescent lighting, motion sensor lighting and energy management systems. The new scoreboard this year is said to use 78 percent less energy than the old scoreboard. . . . In addition, PG&E and the Giants are starting a five-year public awareness campaign to educate and encourage Giants fans to use energy responsibly.

I’m proud that Cleveland is leading the AL in new energy technology and public education about renewable resources.

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