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Earthquakes Announce Partnership for Made-In-America Solar Energy Program

June 30, 2014 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - San Jose Earthquakes News Release

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- The San Jose Earthquakes announced today a founding partnership with Northern California-based PetersenDean, which will bring solar energy to the club's new stadium. The long-term multi-million dollar deal makes PetersenDean the official solar and roofing partner of the Earthquakes and will feature a prominent solar installation at the new stadium. The installation will be located at the South end of the stadium in the VIP Parking Lot. 

"We are excited to introduce PetersenDean as a New Stadium Founding Partner," said Earthquakes president Dave Kaval. "The Earthquakes are committed to building a first-class venue with a sustainable and economic energy source. PetersenDean is a great fit because of their local ties and industry leading position." 

Among the key components of the agreement is a solar installation in the stadium's VIP parking lot. With a peak capacity of 220kW, the system will generate enough power annually to offset all regular season game-day usage. The 882 solar panel array will sit atop a state-of-the-art carport structure, which will provide shade for 94-parked vehicles. PetersenDean will also have significant in-stadium presence with marquee signage, a solar panel display in the Epicenter Fan Zone, and an interactive solar energy monitoring system. 

"Having grown up in San Jose and being a lifelong Earthquakes fan, I am delighted that PetersenDean was chosen to construct the large solar array that will in part power the stadium. I am also thrilled to be part of the original group of founding partners supporting professional soccer here in the Silicon Valley," said owner Jim Petersen. 

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