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JetHawks see green in green energy

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The Lancaster JetHawks (High Class A; California League) are expected to save some green -- to the tune of $48K -- this coming season after the installation of solar panels on a ballpark carport will supply 98 percent of Clear Channel Stadium's electricity needs on a typical game night.

The installation is part of a city-wide emphasis on solar energy from civic structures. At the ballpark, 1,500 solar panels will be installed on a 700-foot-long carport beside the ballpark, well outside of foul-ball range. The electricity generated by the 340-kilowatt panel system will supply 98 percent of the power needed to run the ballpark, including the ballpark lights, and should save the owners of the JetHawks some $48,000 per year in utility costs.

“The entire Lancaster community has embraced the city’s mission to become the alternative energy capitol of the world, and as the first minor league team in California to go solar, we’re happy to do our part,” said JetHawks owner Peter Carfagna.

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