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 the 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.”