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.
For more information about the club’s new stadium project, visit www.sjearthquakes.com/newstadium.
About San Jose Earthquakes
The San Jose Earthquakes are one of 21 teams in Major League Soccer. The club won MLS Cups in 2001 and 2003 and took home Supporters’ Shields in 2005 and 2012. They are led by 2012 Volkswagen MLS Most Valuable Player Chris Wondolowski, one of the most prolific goal scorers in league history. The club is currently constructing a new 18,000-seat stadium on Coleman Avenue, adjacent to the San Jose International Airport. The organization was one of 10 charter members of Major League Soccer when the league began in 1996. The club’s non-profit arm, the San Jose Earthquakes Community Fund, focuses on health and fitness initiatives for underserved youth in the Bay Area. For more information about the Earthquakes, log on to www.sjearthquakes.com.
About PetersenDean Roofing & Solar
Founded in 1984 by Jim Petersen, PetersenDean is the largest, full-service, privately held roofing and solar company in the United States. Specializing in new residential and commercial construction, PetersenDean works with some of the nation’s largest builders and developers. With more than a million roofs under its belt, the Fremont, Calif.-based company employs 3,000 and operates in five states: Arizona, California, Florida, Nevada, and Texas. Please visit http://www.petersendean.com.