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Salt Lake City Convention Centre to Install Largest Solar Panel Rooftop in U.S.

The Salt Palace Convention Centre, in Salt Lake City, Utah, will feature the largest rooftop solar-panel array in the U.S., expected to be completed by January, 2011.


September 13, 2010

Scott Beck, president and CEO of the Salt Lake Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Scott Beck, president and CEO of the Salt Lake Convention & Visitors Bureau.

The Salt Palace Convention Centre, in Salt Lake City, Utah, will feature the largest rooftop solar-panel array in the U.S., expected to be completed by January, 2011.

The 600,000-sq.-ft. project – larger than six football fields and including 11,319 panels – will generate about 25 per cent of the annual energy consumed at the Salt Palace, the city’s top meeting venue for meeting and event planners.

“This project reflects Salt Lake County’s commitment to the natural environment that makes Salt Lake such a spectacular destination and shows its strong commitment to the convention industry in Utah,” says Scott Beck, president and CEO of the Salt Lake Convention & Visitors Bureau. “A project of this scope and scale, combined with our current commitment to sustainable practices, helps move Salt Lake well down the path of being one of the nation’s top locations for sustainable conventions and meetings.”

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