LAWRENCE, Mass. — Yaskawa–Solectria Solar announced that it has provided its PVI 28TL inverters to Russell Pacific and Auric Solar for Rio Tinto Stadium, a venue that seats 20,000 people for Major League Soccer and other sporting events and concerts. This 2MW system will offset 73 percent of the stadium’s total annual power needs – the largest offset for any professional stadium in North America.
The PV system on Rio Tinto Stadium is comprised of nearly 6,500 modules, most being installed on new solar-covered parking structures around the stadium. Rio Tinto Stadium now boasts the 4th largest solar array of any professional sports stadium in North America. The system is equivalent to removing 450 cars from the road or planting 47,278 trees annually.
“It’s exciting to see Solectria inverters in large stadium and convention center installations, such as this and others including AT&T Park, the Salt Palace Convention Center and the Minneapolis Convention Center, to name a few,” said Mark Goodreau, Director of sales at Yaskawa–Solectria Solar. “Russell Pacific has been a valuable partner of ours and we are proud to be chosen by them for high profile systems such as the Rio Tinto Stadium.”
To see a complete view of the install, visit www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9S8uA-NIcM.
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