Global Leader in International Renewable Industry News

posted in:

Solar Alternatives and Stion team up to power Super Bowl weekend

Thursday, Jan 31, 2013

Solar Alternatives, a leading solar design and installation company based in New Orleans, and Stion, a leading US solar manufacturer in nearby Hattiesburg, MS, are teaming up to install solar panels at New Orleans’ Kingswood Playground as part of the city’s Super Bowl festivities this week.

“There is no event more American than the Super Bowl, so we are proud to take part in this project as we help lead the resurgence of US solar manufacturing”

On the eve of Super Bowl XLVII, the Super Bowl Host Committee will hold its premier community initiative, Super Saturday of Service, in conjunction with Habitat for Humanity, the Young Leadership Council and other local organizations. Super Saturday of Service will result in $2 million of renovation and beautification, including a solar-powered canopy constructed by Solar Alternatives using Stion’s Elevation Series solar modules.

The canopy features a unique octagonal design that highlights Solar Alternatives’ design expertise and Stion’s exceptional all-black module aesthetics. The installation will be used to power lighting and other services, and will result in the state’s first net-zero public facility. The solar panels will provide 11 kilowatts of power, and reduce CO2 emissions in the area by more than 500,000 pounds over the next 25 years. Employees from both companies will participate in the Super Saturday volunteering efforts as well as subsequent efforts to raise awareness about solar power.

Stion’s solar modules are produced less than 100 miles away in a state-of-the-art factory in Hattiesburg, MS where the Company employs 120 local workers and has invested over $100 million. The modules are the only solar products manufactured locally in the Gulf Coast region, and have the lowest energy payback time of any solar technology.

“We are pleased to work with the City of New Orleans, the NFL, and the Super Bowl Host Committee to make this big weekend cleaner using local renewable power,” said Jeffrey Cantin, President of Solar Alternatives. “We are excited to showcase Stion’s unique technology to the millions who will be watching worldwide.”

Source: Business Wire

posted in:

Other Renewable News

Silver Fox® labels exhibit excellent results in latest long-term UV tests 16-04-2014
Introducing Trinity, a portable wind turbine power station for charging USB devices 16-04-2014
SolarWorld signs supply agreement with PetersenDean, largest privately held U.S. Roofing and Solar Company 16-04-2014
Two new wind farms in Nuevo Leon, Mexico, to be funded by the North American Development Bank 16-04-2014
First Wind to sell power from planned solar project to Hawaiian Electric 15-04-2014
Yingli Green Energy signs framework agreement with United PV for the acquisition of 300 MW solar PV plants 15-04-2014
E.ON brings biomass benefits to Unipart 15-04-2014
Panda Power funds selects GP strategies for monitoring and training at state-of-the-art combined cycle power plants 14-04-2014
25 MW of solar power plants of Yingli Green Energy in China commenced construction 14-04-2014
Northland Power renews preliminary base shelf prospectus 14-04-2014