Solar energy provider POWERHOME Solar will begin installing solar panels on Progressive Field, home of the Cleveland Indians, in the upcoming months.
This new solar array will be located on the roof behind home plate and will further reduce energy costs and expand the Indians’ sustainability initiatives.
“The Cleveland Indians organization is committed to helping preserve the environment by using advanced energy and green options,” said Jerry Crabb, Indians Senior Director of Ballpark Operations. “We understand the responsibility of being environmentally conscious within the walls of Progressive Field and beyond. Using sustainable technologies is not only good for the community but good for baseball.”
According to its 2016 sustainability report, the Cleveland Indians was the first American League baseball franchise to install solar panels on its stadium. The 42-panel array was constructed in 2007 on the upper deck of Progressive field, producing 127.5 MWh of energy.
POWERHOME Solar, headquartered in Mooresville, N.C., will help the Indians maximize energy efficiency, reduce energy costs and further minimize their carbon footprint. In the NFL, the solar company has worked with the Carolina Panthers, Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions and Pittsburgh Steelers.
“Progressive Field is the first Major League Baseball facility to utilize POWERHOME Solar to help meet sustainability goals,” said Jayson Waller, founder and CEO of POWERHOME Solar. “Large commercial sites like this help us educate consumers about the simplicity and benefits of renewable energy. We hope to encourage thousands of Indians fans to consider renewable energy and think more about the environment.”
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