One of America’s leading solar installers, Vivint Solar, announced this week that it had completed the installation of more than 2,700 rooftop solar panels at Vivint Smart Home Arena, the home of the Utah Jazz.
Vivint Solar revealed on Wednesday that it had completed the installation of more than 2,700 rooftop solar panels atop Vivint Smart Home Arena, which is the home of the NBA’s Utah Jazz. The new solar array is now one of the largest rooftop solar energy systems among indoor sports venues in the United States, covering more than 80,000 square feet and generating nearly 700 kW of energy. The new solar array is one of the first upgrades made to the Arena amidst a $125 million renovation scheme.
“The top-to-bottom renovation of the arena has begun on the roof with the installation of solar panels, which reflects our desire to implement sustainable practices,” explained Jim Olson, president of the Vivint Smart Home Arena. “The overall building transformation will incorporate environmental and energy improvements, enhance the experience for our guests, and return the arena to a first-class venue.”
The solar panels for the project were provided by Vivint Solar, and installed by Hunt Electric. The electricity generated by the new array is the equivalent of powering 89 home games for the Utah Jazz, and is expected to produce enough electricity in its lifetime equal to around one million pounds of coal.
“It was a privilege to couple our long-standing relationships with the Larry H. Miller Group and Vivint Solar to design and build a unique solar-powered solution for Vivint Smart Home Arena,” added Richard Hunt, Hunt Electric CEO. “We are proud to support this endeavor and emphasize our commitment to sustainability through transforming energy consumption for our customers. The scale and environmental impact of the installation is remarkable as it reduces the toxic load on our air quality by the equivalent of 31.7 million miles of vehicular traffic.”
Image Credit: Vivint Smart Home Arena, Facebook
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