Kansas City Current takes exemplary next step on path to LEED Gold status in new partnership with Good Energy Solutions Kansas City Current

Kansas City Current takes exemplary next step on path to LEED Gold status in new partnership with Good Energy Solutions

The Kansas City Current is proud to partner with Good Energy Solutions to promote sustainability and install new solar panels at CPKC Stadium. This partnership is one step closer to putting the Current’s new stadium among the leaders of top solar adopters at a sports stadium in North America and both teams will avidly promote and market the innovative technology. The KC Current and Good Energy Solutions have chosen to use REC solar modules for this installation.

The fleet of 180 REC Alpha Pure-R solar panels will be installed on top of the Main Gate entrance and the Team Store for maximum sun exposure. As part of the partnership, Good Energy Solutions will receive use of marks, in-game signage, social posts and both teams will work together to produce an educational, visually appealing, and insightful marketing strategy that includes a video on the importance and details of installing these state-of-the-art solar panels.

Last year, more than 40.6 million fans attended events at solar-powered stadiums. The Current and Good Energy Solutions aim to encourage that trend in Kansas City at the new stadium. According to a recent study by Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), power-generated each year by the National Women’s Soccer League facilities is enough energy to charge 150 million smartphones. This partnership is a big step as the club invests in sustainability, allowing the facility to rely more on renewable energy and reducing emissions.

“We are excited to partner with Good Energy Solutions to bring on-site renewable energy to our game-changing stadium,” said Scott Jenkins, KC Current Vice President of Facility Development. “Installing these solar panels is a perfect way to demonstrate leadership in a more sustainable future, while also enhancing the fan experience. This next step in designing a highly energy efficient stadium by providing on-site solar power is a key component in our efforts to achieve LEED Gold Certification.”

“Good Energy Solutions is thrilled to have the opportunity to install solar at CPKC Stadium,” said Malcolm Proudfit, CEO of Good Energy Solutions. “The KC Current has bold vision and goals for their team, as well as their facilities. The team wanted an energy partner focused on quality, which they found in Good Energy Solutions, and this top-tier solar system will play a key role in working towards LEED Gold Certification for the Stadium facility.”

The solar energy array will produce roughly 100,000 kilowatt hours of energy annually, which is roughly equivalent to the burning of 70,000 pounds of coal. CPKC Stadium is targeting a LEED Gold Certification, which would make it one of only a few stadiums to reach this achievement.



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