Former Vice President Al Gore, Green Sports Alliance President Dr. Allen Hershkowitz & Other Sustainability Leaders Unveil STAPLES Center & AEG’s Newest Sustainability Initiative Bloom Energy Fuel Cells

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — AEG and STAPLES Center held a celebratory event marking the completion of its Bloom Energy fuel cell technology deployment today. Former Vice President Al Gore joined executives from AEG, Bloom Energy, Green Sports Alliance and the City of Los Angeles to “Flip the Switch” on the recently installed Bloom Energy fuel cells that will provide on-site generation to STAPLES Center. The 500 kW fuel cell project will generate power through a clean and efficient electrochemical process, providing approximately 25% of the power required by the sports and entertainment venue each year. The Bloom Energy Servers will also reduce STAPLES Center’s carbon emissions by 2.2 million pounds of carbon annually, a 39% reduction compared to electricity purchased from the local utility.


The purchase of the new technology for the downtown Los Angeles sports and entertainment arena furthers STAPLES Center’s reputation as “the most efficient arena in the world.” This project contributes to the sustainability goals created by AEG, owners of STAPLES Center, as part of the organization’s corporate environmental sustainability program, AEG 1EARTH, and the mission to reduce the company’s environmental impact and drive business value through sustainability for all company assets including more than 100 venues affiliated with its AEG Facilities division.


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Purdue University & Andretti Technologies Partner For High Performance Electric Vehicle Development & Educational Program

INDIANAPOLIS (NOVEMBER 5, 2015) – Andretti Technologies (ATEC), the advanced engineering arm of the Michael Andretti-led auto sport empire, has partnered with Purdue University to engineer the future of electric vehicle technology and innovation.
“We here at Andretti Technologies are very excited to be partnered with such a prestigious and respected University, leaders in the field of electrical machines and power electronics,” said Roger Griffiths, Director of Motorsport Development for Andretti Technologies. The knowledge and resources offered to us has already been extremely fruitful in the development of the new ATEC Formula E powertrain that will debut in Season 3 of the FIA Formula E Championship.”

The partnership focuses on using advanced technology to develop the next generation of high performance electric vehicles though access to the University’s state of the art engineering facilities along with the latest electrical understanding that Purdue can offer; this partnership also incorporates an educational internship program for Purdue University students within Andretti Technologies and the Andretti family of race teams.

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River Cats, SUNworks Announce Solar Partnership

WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Sacramento River Cats and SUNworks announced today a new solar energy partnership that will result in a significant solar installation at Raley Field.

The 154kW installation, which is set to begin later this week, will include 472 SunPower modules and five SMA inverters and will be responsible for a projected output of over 247,000 kilowatt hours (kWh) during the first year. The modules will be installed on top of both clubhouses, the grounds building behind the left-centerfield wall, as well as on the roof of triver-cats-logohe stadium itself. The project is expected to be finished by December.

“This is something we’ve been looking into for a long while now,” explained River Cats President Jeff Savage. “We felt it was important to lead the path of sustainability in the Sacramento Region and Minor League Baseball as a whole. Our goal is to educate other small business and individuals within the community on changes they can make to become more sustainable.”

Based in Roseville, SUNworks has completed major projects at many Northern California sites, including a seven-part roof and carport mount system at UC Davis, a rooftop installation at the Sacramento Recycling Industries, and more.

“We’re excited and proud to be partnering with the River Cats, who are an active and valued member of the Sacramento community,” said Abe Emard, CEO of SUNworks. “This is a great step for their organization. We are honored to be able to help the River Cats move forward in their vision for a more sustainable Raley Field.”

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