SCHOTT Solar Panels "Green the Game" at Busch Stadium, Home of the St. Louis …

April 16, 2012 by  
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SCHOTT Solar Panels “Green the Game” at Busch Stadium, Home of the St. Louis Cardinals

April 16, 2012 (St Louis, MO Albuquerque, NM) – SCHOTT Solar PV, Inc. (SCHOTT Solar) recently provided solar panels for two rooftop solar arrays installed by Microgrid Energy at the Ford Family Plaza at Busch Stadium, home of the World Champion St. Louis Cardinals.

The solar energy system will generate enough energy to power all the team stores in Busch Stadium, approximately 32,000 kWh of clean energy annually. The solar arrays will be unveiled on “Solar Day” at the April 29th home game and will be viewable year around from the stands. The solar panels were manufactured at the SCHOTT Solar facility in Albuquerque, NM and will be used to generate power solely for use within the stadium.

“As the St. Louis Cardinals prepare to defend their World Series title, the organization is taking a unique opportunity to educate thousands of fans about the reliability and benefits of clean energy. SCHOTT Solar has over half a century of experience in solar energy and it’s our privilege to supply the high-quality solar modules that will generate energy for decades to come at Busch Stadium,” said Tom Hecht, President of SCHOTT Solar PV, Inc.

St. Louis-based Microgrid Energy is the official energy manager for Busch Stadium and chose SCHOTT Solar to supply the panels for the solar arrays.

“We were excited to work with the World Champion St. Louis Cardinals on this project, not only because they are a cornerstone in St. Louis, but also because the solar installation has the potential to have such a far-reaching impact in terms of educating and increasing awareness of solar energy,” said Rick Hunter, CEO, Microgrid Energy. “Because this project is so important, we were extremely diligent in selecting the solar modules for Busch Stadium. SCHOTT Solar is a valuable partner to us not only for the high quality panels they produce in Albuquerque, but their proven stability of their products over the life of the system.”

Of 30 major league baseball stadiums in the U.S., approximately five stadiums have solar power. The Cardinals will celebrate this new solar energy system in their stadium with a “Solar Day” at the April 29 home game. Fans can participate in a variety of activities and learn more about how clean solar energy is generated and how it benefits the local community by stopping by the educational kiosk located in Ford Family Plaza.

About SCHOTT Solar
SCHOTT Solar is an international supplier of high quality solar technology. The company‘s corporate headquarters are in Mainz, Germany. SCHOTT Solar is divided into two businesses. In the business of Photovoltaics, SCHOTT Solar focuses on manufacturing and marketing premium quality solar modules, and also project business for large photovoltaic installations. In the business of Concentrated Solar Power, the company manufactures receivers for parabolic trough solar power plants and ranks as the world’s market and technology leader. Customers, partners and financiers appreciate the products SCHOTT Solar offers for their high quality and durability. This is a result of the company’s experience since 1958, intensive RD work and tests that are often considered to be twice as rigid as the industry standard. With manufacturing facilities in Europe, the United States and Asia, SCHOTT Solar is able to respond to key markets in a flexible manner. SCHOTT Solar maintains a local presence in all of the world’s major solar markets. The company greatly benefits from the international network of its parent company, SCHOTT AG. In the fiscal year 2010/2011, the SCHOTT Group of approximately 17,000 employees generated global sales of 2.9 billion euros.

About Microgrid Energy
Microgrid Energy is a leading Midwest clean energy firm, with a focus on solar installation, energy efficiency consulting, and EV charging station installation. For more information about Microgrid Energy, visit: http://microgridenergy.com/ or follow Microgrid on Twitter and Facebook.

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