San Francisco, CA, Mar. 22, 2007 — The San Francisco Giants and Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) announced a joint partnership to install a solar system at AT&T Park. AT&T Park will provide up to 120 kilowatts of green energy for PG&E customers in San Francisco.
“Through this partnership, we hope to raise awareness about the importance of using energy wisely and efficiently and about the need to develop and utilize renewable energy sources,” said Peter Magowan, Giants president and managing general partner.
PG&E will install up to 590 Sharp solar panels in three areas of AT&T Park — on the Port Walk along McCovey Cove, on a newly erected canopy over the Willie Mays pedestrian ramp, and on the roof of the Giants Building. PG&E will connect the 120 kilowatts of power generated from the solar panels into San Francisco’s power grid. One hundred kilowatts of solar energy is enough to power the Giants’ new Diamond Vision scoreboard for the baseball season.
Mayor of San Francisco, Gavin Newsom, applauded the Giants and PG&E for the project.
The Giants have a history of energy conservation at AT&T Park. The park was designed to be an energy efficient facility — utilizing fluorescent lighting, motion sensor lighting and energy management systems. The Giants and PG&E are also working together to identify other ways to create energy-saving opportunities. For example, the new Diamond Vision scoreboard will use 78% less energy than the ballpark’s original scoreboard. Additionally, PG&E and the Giants will launch a five-year public awareness campaign to educate and encourage Giants fans to use energy responsibly.
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