SCHOTT Solar PV, Inc. (SCHOTT Solar) recently provided solar panels for two rooftop solar arrays installed by Microgrid Energy at the Ford Family Plaza at Busch Stadium, home of the World Champion St. Louis Cardinals.
The solar energy system will generate enough energy to power all the team stores in Busch Stadium, approximately 32,000 kWh of clean energy annually. The solar arrays will be unveiled on “Solar Day” at the April 29th home game and will be viewable year around from the stands. The solar panels were manufactured at the SCHOTT Solar facility in Albuquerque, NM and will be used to generate power solely for use within the stadium.
“As the St. Louis Cardinals prepare to defend their World Series title, the organization is taking a unique opportunity to educate thousands of fans about the reliability and benefits of clean energy. SCHOTT Solar has over half a century of experience in solar energy and it’s our privilege to supply the high-quality solar modules that will generate energy for decades to come at Busch Stadium,” said Tom Hecht, President of SCHOTT Solar PV, Inc.
St. Louis-based Microgrid Energy is the official energy manager for Busch Stadium and chose SCHOTT Solar to supply the panels for the solar arrays.
“We were excited to work with the World Champion St. Louis Cardinals on this project, not only because they are a cornerstone in St. Louis, but also because the solar installation has the potential to have such a far-reaching impact in terms of educating and increasing awareness of solar energy,” said Rick Hunter, CEO, Microgrid Energy. “Because this project is so important, we were extremely diligent in selecting the solar modules for Busch Stadium. SCHOTT Solar is a valuable partner to us not only for the high quality panels they produce in Albuquerque, but their proven stability of their products over the life of the system.”
Of 30 major league baseball stadiums in the U.S., approximately five stadiums have solar power. The Cardinals will celebrate this new solar energy system in their stadium with a “Solar Day” at the April 29 home game. Fans can participate in a variety of activities and learn more about how clean solar energy is generated and how it benefits the local community by stopping by the educational kiosk located in Ford Family Plaza.