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Rio Tinto Stadium to Feature One of the Largest Solar Arrays in American Sports

The promised additions continue at Rio Tinto Stadium.

Real Salt Lake has partnered with Auric Solar to install the state's largest privately-owned solar array at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy in an announcement made on April 7. A 2,020-kilowatt system of solar panels installed on the structure and in addition a new covered parking area will offset, according to a release, 73 percent of RSL's total annual stadium power needs, which would be the largest offset in North American professional sports.

The project is expected to be completed in six months and become operational by October 2015. The environmental impact of the new solar array is expected to carry an equivalent of removing 450 cars from the road and planting 47,278 trees annually, according to the release from the club.