Monday, May 23, 2011

Seahawks and Sounders see the light!

Qwest Field Event Center is a huge auditorium where events like Car Shows, trade shows home shows and Seahawks rallies are enjoyed. What is making this venue different than all others in the Seattle Area is the nearly the 2.5 acres the roof covers will be covered - this summer with solar panels.

The 3,750 solar panels will generate about 830,000 kilowatts of electricity per year, or enough to power 95 Seattle area homes. The system is scheduled to be up and running late this summer. The Qwest Event Center is located between Qwest Field and Safeco Field, and is operated by First and Goal, operators of The Seattle Seahawks and The Seattle Sounders and is funded largely in part by Paul Allen.

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