Mariners Harness Arizona Sun for Clean Energy at Spring Training Facility
The Seattle Mariners have gone solar. Solar panels have been installed at the Mariners Spring Training complex in Peoria, Arizona that will generate clean energy and reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions.
The installation consists of 1,380 panels that will generate 529 megawatts of energy every year. That’s enough to power 33 homes for a year. The output is equal to burning almost 200 tons of coal which means the panels will take about 365 metric tons of greenhouse gases out of the atmosphere.
The panels, which are manufactured by Kyocera, are on the roof of the Mariners Peoria headquarters and cover 96 parking spaces on the adjacent parking lot.
The project is a collaboration between the Mariners, Healthy Planet Partners, LLC (HPP) and Kyocera Solar Inc. HPP is a Clean Energy Solutions Fund that finances, implements and maintains distributed energy and energy efficiency projects in commercial buildings. Kyocera provided the engineering and project management support, as well as financing. Sky Engineering and Construction Inc. built the system using Kyocera’s industry-leading high-efficiency solar modules.
Healthy Planet Partners financed, owns and operates the panels, which are being hosted at the Mariners facility on a long-term Solar Services Agreement. Under the agreement the Mariners purchase power that is generated by the panels. The project benefits from a Production Based Incentive under the Arizona Public Service Schools & Governments Program.