20 May '11, 2pm

Seattle's Qwest Field to Host State's Largest Solar Array

The Seattle Seahawks and Sounders FC professional sports teams announced they will install the largest solar array in the state of Washington on the roof of Qwest Field Event Center. The solar installation will cover over 2.5 acres, or approximately 80% of the Event Center roof. The project will consist of 3,750 solar panels manufactured in the US by Solyndra - which produces a unique thin-film technology that captures both direct and reflected sunlight across a unique 360-degree cylinder-type surface. The panels will take advantage of the facility's new white "cool roof" which conserves energy by reducing the amount of heat absorbed by the roof surface and lowering the need for building cooling. The panels are projected to generate over 830,000 kWh of electricity annually, the equivalent of powering 95 Seattle area homes for a year. The system is expected to be fully oper...

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