A Solar Canopy Makes Miami’s Arena More functional

A Solar Canopy Makes Miami’s Arena More functional

On January 19, AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami will relaunch its 23,000-sf East Plaza, which has been retrofitted into a solar pavilion whose canopy includes 14 circular translucent panels that utilize Building Integrated Photovoltaic solar technology.

This transformation is the result of a business partnership between The Miami Heat professional basketball team, which plays at the Arena, and NRG Energy. Last year, AmericanAirlines Arena became the first sports and entertainment facility in the world to be recertified as LEED Gold.

The canopy is supported by 12 columns, five of which feature 360-degree NanoLumens LED displays.

“We are in the midst of a social movement that demands attention to clean energy.”

2016-01-21T13:40:22-05:00Tags: |