The Seattle Seahawks, Sounders FC, and First and Goal Inc. plan to install a PV array on the roof of the Qwest Field Event Center, home of the Seahawks.
The project will consist of 3,750 individual solar panels manufactured in the U.S. by California-based Solyndra Corp. The modules will take advantage of the facility's new white cool roof, which conserves energy by reducing the amount of heat absorbed by the roof surface and lowering the need for building cooling. The system will cover over 2.5 acres, or approximately 80% of the Event Center's roof.
The panels are projected to generate over 830,000 kWh of electricity annually. The system is expected to be fully operational in late summer, according to the companies.