Los Angeles Lakers training facility now powered by LG solar panels

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The Los Angeles Lakers, LG Electronics USA and Vaha Energy have partnered to power the state-of-the-art headquarters of the Lakers, the UCLA Health Training Center, with renewable energy coming via LG solar panels.

The 120,000-square-foot LEED Platinum certified facility serves as both the Lakers’ training facility and the home court of the South Bay Lakers. Installed by Vaha Energy, the 375-watt LG NeON 2 solar panels were identified as the ideal solution for the Lakers’ needs. With 456 panels, the system will generate an estimated 245,000 kWh annually – enough to power 35 homes for a year – with a projected savings of about $38,000 per year. The solar installation is also expected to pay for itself in less than four years, according to Vaha.

Vaha chose LG solar panels, in part because of their high efficiency, an important consideration because of the limited space available for the installation. LG’s NeON 2 solar panels feature LG’s Cello technology, which delivers better light absorption and reduces electrical loss while increasing power output and reliability.

— Solar Builder magazine

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