LACC lifts the veil on solar project in Los Angeles

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LACC lifts the veil on solar project in Los Angeles

The Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC) unveiled its 2.21 MW solar array during a press conference with mayor Eric Garcetti on 4 April.

This addition on the roof of LACC’s South Hall brings the facility’s total solar power to 2.58 MW, making it the largest solar array on a municipally owned convention centre in the US.

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“This solar project was first proposed in 2014,” said Doane Liu, executive director of the city of LA Department of Convention and Tourism Development. And with building commencing in October 2017, the six-month long project included the construction of 6,228 panels at 355 W each.

Doane Liu; Brad Gessner; Eric Garcetti

The new array is projected to generate 3.4m kW hours per year, which equates to 17% of the LACC’s annual energy usage.

This amount of electricity produced can power 565 homes in LA, with the project reducing LACC’s carbon footprint by around 2.5m kg per year.

Jon Vein, chair of the city of LA Department of Convention and Tourism Development Commission, commented: “This project…is key to keeping Los Angeles the number one solar city in America”.

This project contributes to the mission of Garcetti’s ‘Sustainable City pLAn’ and AEG 1EARTH – AEG’s (managing company of LACC) sustainability programme established to reduce the company’s environmental impact.

 

Above (left to right): Doane Liu; Brad Gessner; Mayor Eric Garcetti

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