The arrays which produce energy totalling 1.2 megawatts are a key component of the project’s commitment to becoming the first arena in the world to be net Zero Carbon certified by the International Living Future Institute (ILFI), a leading non-profit organization dedicated to advancing sustainable building practices.
The 18,100-seat multi-purpose arena located at Seattle Centre is currently undergoing a full redevelopment under the historic landmark roof designed by renowned architect Paul Thiry. Solar arrays will be installed on the new Alaska Airlines Atrium and the First Avenue North parking garage, in addition to the Kraken Training Centre at Northgate, where the NHL’s 32nd franchise will train.
“Climate Pledge Arena’s commitment sets a new standard for sports and entertainment venues, and Unico is excited to be a part of this iconic project that further elevates the clean energy transition into the mainstream” said Brett Phillips, co-founder and vice president of Unico Solar. “We look forward to delivering these innovative projects in time for the first puck drop later this fall and hope they will inspire other commercial property owners and users to capture the value of solar energy across their operations.”
Once installed, the solar arrays will convert light to power the arena, and Seattle’s wet climate helps keep the panels clean. The onsite systems will combine with off-site renewable energy sources to power the arena with 100 percent renewable energy.
This installation is part of a 250 MW portfolio of commercial and industrial (C&I) solar projects being developed by Unico Solar and Excelsior across North America. The sites will sell clean electricity to a diversified mix of consumers, including commercial businesses, property owners, municipalities, educational institutions, entertainment facilities, utilities, and other electricity customers under long-term power purchase agreements.
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