Popular Sports and Entertainment Complex Goes Solar
Suniva, Inc., a manufacturer of high-efficiency crystalline silicon
solar cells and modules, with headquarters in metro-Atlanta and
manufacturing facilities in Georgia and Michigan, today announces that
Park® features its high-powered OPTimus® solar panels as part of an
exclusive sustainable energy project.
NRG Park, located in Harris County, is a premier 350-acre sports and
entertainment complex encompassing NRG Stadium®, NRG Center and NRG
Arena along with 26,000 parking spaces. The complex consists of several
renewable energy installations including the Suniva OPTimus® solar
panels, plus NRG Street Charge® solar-powered mobile phone charging
stations, electric vehicle charging stations and energy-efficient LED
lights inside and on the roof of the stadium. The Suniva panels are part
of a sophisticated canopy system covering the pedestrian walkways and
gathering places, to provide shade to visitors and help power the
NRG led the development and installation of these energy technology
upgrades over an 18-month period, looking at the stadium and identifying
opportunities to harness its infrastructure and seamlessly integrate
smart energy solutions.
“NRG and Reliant are excited to enhance NRG Park so locals and visitors
from around the world can experience first-hand new energy innovations
that they might have heard or read about,” said Elizabeth Killinger,
president of NRG Retail and Reliant. “We want to raise the bar for what
consumers expect from their power company and inspire people to consider
adopting energy innovations at home, at work and on-the-go.”
“We are honored to be a part of NRG Park’s renewable energy development
plan,” said Matt Card, vice president of global sales and marketing of
Suniva. “It’s exciting to think about how many millions of people will
have the opportunity to experience solar energy at work in this
high-profile entertainment and sports venue. Suniva’s power-dense
OPTimus panels are an ideal fit for Covered Structure Systems, such as
Suniva celebrated its eight-year anniversary as America’s leading
U.S.-born, U.S.-operated solar manufacturer last month, just before it
announced the expansion of its manufacturing capacity at its Georgia
headquarters to 400MW. This expansion news came just one year after the
opening of its second U.S.-based facility in Saginaw Township, Michigan.
Suniva® is the leading American manufacturer of high-efficiency
crystalline silicon photovoltaic (PV) solar cells and high-power solar
modules. The company is known for its high-quality products,
industry-leading technology, reliability and high power density.
Headquartered in metro-Atlanta, Georgia, with manufacturing facilities
in Georgia and Michigan, Suniva sells its advanced PV modules globally.
For additional information on how Suniva is making solar sensible, visit www.suniva.com.
NRG is leading a customer-driven change in the U.S. energy industry by
delivering cleaner and smarter energy choices, while building on the
strength of the nation’s largest and most diverse competitive power
portfolio. A Fortune 200 company, we create value through reliable and
efficient conventional generation while driving innovation in solar and
renewable power, electric vehicle ecosystems, carbon capture technology
and customer-centric energy solutions. Our retail electricity providers
serve almost 3 million residential and commercial customers throughout
the country. More information is available at www.nrg.com.
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(November 3, 2015 - 8:30 AM EST)
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