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Royals Install Solar Panels As Part Of Partnership With KCP&L

The Kansas City Royals announced on Tuesday that they will enter a partnership with KCP&L to create the largest in-stadium solar array in Major League Baseball. According to a press release on the official Royal website, the solar array has already been installed at Kauffman stadium.

KCP&L installed 120 solar panels on the roof of Kauffman Stadium's Outfield Experience canopy. The press release provides some more information on the joint venture:

[The] 28.8 kilowatt solar array that will produce approximately 36,000 kWh of renewable energy each year. This marks the first step in a long-term commitment between the Royals and KCP&L to maximize renewable energy resources at the ballpark.

"The Royals are committed to making Kauffman Stadium one of the most environmentally-friendly facilities in sports," said Kevin Uhlich, Royals Senior Vice President-Business Operations. "We are excited to partner with KCP&L to bring the latest technologies in sustainable energy to the ballpark, especially as we prepare for the 2012 All-Star Summer."

In addition to the solar energy at Kauffman Stadium, KCP&L will have approximately 600 MW of renewable resource capacity by 2014. This includes wind generation, hydropower and landfill-gas-to-energy projects.

Nice for the Royals to be leading the way for more renewable energy in Major League Baseball.

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