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 partnership with Sunworks also includes the One Megawatt Initiative, an exciting program designed to help homes and other business in the Sacramento region move toward solar energy. Those that join through the initiative will be recognized throughout the 2016 and 2017 seasons at Raley Field before River Cats games. Fans who install solar through the initiative will also receive a $1,000 rebate on their solar installation. The initiative will track the total wattage of all new residential or business solar projects started through SUNworks and the River Cats with the goal of reaching one megawatt in reductions.
The Sacramento River Cats are the Triple-A affiliate of the 2014 World Champion San Francisco Giants. The team plays at Raley Field in West Sacramento, consistently voted one of the top ballparks in America.