Phoenix Suns unveil solar panel project

Wednesday, March 7, 2012 @ 12:03 PM
posted by rene5432

Demonstrating that their affinity for the head of the Solar System runs deeper than their team's logo, the NBA's Phoenix Suns recently unveiled a solar power project consisting of nearly 1,000 solar panels on the roof of the US Airways Center parking garage.

According to the Arizona Republic, the APS Suns Powered Solar Structure was switched on earlier this week by Suns executives and two-time MVP point guard Steve Nash. The renewable electricity project, which took 16 weeks to install, consists of 966 panels and cost $1.25 million to construct.

Nash, who held the spokesman role for APS' energy-saving campaigns since 2008, said that the new solar project meshes perfectly with his personal beliefs on protecting the environment.

"I feel really proud whether at home or whether at work that solar energy is part of that commitment," Nash said during the ceremony.

The Phoenix Business Journal reports the new solar panel project is one of many renewable initiatives to be undertaken by the Suns. In recent years, the team has reportedly converted the arena's lighting and improved its recycling capabilities, according to the news source.

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