Technology Innovation Brings Energy Savings and ‘Green’ Stadiums

Green stadiumsAs the world embraces the concept of becoming less dependent on oil and gas as a method to help the planet, technologies have also been developing to meet these challenges. A variety of alternative and renewable energy sources are being created through innovative companies around the globe. This is a topic of great interest and importance in the sports industry, as they perceive a dual benefit in both energy cost savings and helping to reduce carbon emissions. The popularity has spurred a number of stadiums around the U.S. to take the baton and run with it and they are setting a precedence for other organizations and institutions as we see more stadiums and sports arenas going green.
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The Introduction of Solar Powered Electronic Sports Scoreboards: Busch Stadium, St Louis, MO

Solar Power ScoreboardThe pride of Missouri is the Busch Stadium in St. Louis and every Cardinals fan will back that up. But the stadium has made the ultimate decision to take their sense of pride into the next level and include a commitment to ‘greening the game’. While the idea is being embraced by many stadiums across the country, Busch Stadium has introduced electronic sports scoreboards that are operated with solar power.

The addition of the Busch Stadium solar power project began in 2012 with the installation of two solar arrays placed on the ticket building roof as well as on top of the left centerfield bleachers canopy in the Ford Family Plaza. This has expanded to a total of 106 solar panels to support the stadium’s electrical needs, resulting in the production of 32,000 kWh per year. Continue reading “The Introduction of Solar Powered Electronic Sports Scoreboards: Busch Stadium, St Louis, MO”