St. Louis Rams Score With Solar Featuring Lumos LSX Modules

When we ran across this post by Lumos Solar about how they were installing solar panels on their practice facility, we obviously beamed with pride. After all, the Rams began their football odyssey in Cleveland between 1936-1945 and won the first NFL Championship in their final year.

Three of the original Cleveland Rams: Harry Mattos, Mike Sebastian, Bud Cooper and Stan Pincura (ca. 1937).

Three of the original Cleveland Rams: Harry Mattos, Mike Sebastian, Bud Cooper and Stan Pincura     (ca. 1937).

In typical fashion, of course, the year after the championship, the team fled to Los Angeles. In 1995, they moved to St. Louis, where they have remained until today.

(One last sidenote: Editorial Director Frank Andorka’s grandfather, Hank Andorka, played for the 1936 Syracuse/Rochester Braves (later the Buffalo Bills), and later the Boston Redskins (now the Washington Redskins). No, really. Check it out.)

So we take a little pride that the St. Louis Rams are one of the greenest teams in the NFL. Here’s the story, as told by Lumos Solar.

You can trace the history of American football to the mid-19th century, with professional football taking its first steps in 1920 with the formation of the American Professional football Association and 14 teams.

Today, there are 32 teams ,and many of those teams are thinking beyond the game. Both the teams and the players are role models, and many, like the St. Louis Rams, take the position of influence seriously.
In 2005, the St. Louis Rams played NFL’s first carbon neutral game against the Philadelphia Eagles. Since then, the Rams have been committed to establishing and growing their Green Platform, seeking every opportunity to reduce their carbon footprint. One of the team’s efforts was to reach out to St. Louis solar installer, Microgrid Solar, to reduce their carbon footprint with solar.
The first phase of the clean energy improvement at Rams Park, the St. Louis Rams' practice facility, will start with a combined 25kW solar roof and solar sculpture installation. The most exciting and visible components are the 12 Lumos LSX frameless solar panels that are the highlight of the architectural structure designed by Spotlight Solar.

The first phase of the clean energy improvement at Rams Park, the St. Louis Rams’ practice facility, will start with a combined 25kW solar roof and solar sculpture installation. The most exciting and visible components are the 12 Lumos LSX frameless solar panels that are the highlight of the architectural structure designed by Spotlight Solar.

The first phase of this clean energy improvement will start with a combined 25kW solar roof and solar sculpture installation. The most exciting and visible components are the (12) Lumos LSX frameless solar panels that are the highlight of the architectural structure designed by Spotlight Solar.
Standing as tall as nearby trees, the solar sculpture is just west of the main entrance and has been installed to get the maximum exposure. The LSX solar panels are visible proof of the Rams’ continuing greening efforts.
Project Spotlight Specs:
  • Location: Earth City, Mo.
  • System Size: 2.88kW
  • Modules: (12) LSX250 Series, 240W clear backsheet modules
  • Installation Type: Solar Sculpture

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