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KC Current stadium celebrates solar power

Kansas City Current has partnered with Good Energy Solutions to install solar panels at its historic CPKC Stadium.

The first professional sports stadium built for women in the world, CPKC Stadium includes many sustainable features from zero waste practices to renewable energy sources.

The solar array is made up of 180 panels on the roof of its team store and the awning above the main entrance gate.

“Installing these solar panels is a perfect way to demonstrate leadership in a more sustainable future, while also enhancing the fan experience,” said Scott Jenkins, Vice President of Facility Development for the KC Current said.

“We are excited to partner with Good Energy Solutions to bring on-site renewable energy to our game-changing stadium.”

The REC Alpha Pure-R solar panels will produce roughly 100,000 kilowatt hours of energy annually, which is equivalent to the burning of 70,000 pounds of coal.

The team will hold a solar power ribbon cutting at the stadium on Saturday, May 18 at 5:30 p.m. in celebration of the new solar panel installation.

Jenkins will speak at the event, along with Malcolm Proudfit, CEO of Good Energy Solutions, and a representative from REC, the manufacturer of the solar panels.

The solar array is part of the stadium’s effort to achieve the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold Certification.

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