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Written by The Staff   
Thursday, 14 June 2007 04:32

Jacobs FieldThe Cleveland Indians and Green Energy Ohio announced today the installation of a new solar electric system at Jacobs Field – the first American League ballpark to go solar.  The solar installation will provide 8.4 kilowatts of clean, renewable electricity and introduce solar energy concepts to millions in Northeast Ohio.

Green Energy Ohio will work in concert with Doty and Miller Architects to design and install 42 GE solar panels on a newly erected pavilion which will be located on the south-facing upper deck concourse of Jacobs Field, overlooking Carnegie Avenue and I-90.

The electricity produced from the solar installation is enough to power all of the 400 television sets throughout Jacobs Field.

“The Cleveland Indians are committed to exploring the opportunities to help preserve the environment through the use of advanced energy,” said Jim Folk, Indians Vice President of Ballpark Operations. “Using the latest sustainable technologies is not only good for the community, but good for baseball. Working together with Green Energy Ohio , State of Ohio Department of Development, The Cleveland Foundation and Doty and Miller Architects has been a terrific experience in advancing our efforts.”

“We applaud the Cleveland Indians for taking the leadership role in embracing solar power,” said Christina Panoska, Program Manager of Green Energy Ohio. “Educating the millions of fans who visit Jacobs Field about renewable energy will be critical to increase the adoption of these technologies.”

Support for the solar project is made possible by State of Ohio Department of Development.

 
 
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