The Deutsche Bank Championship, a PGA Tour Playoff event, has installed a solar power system on the grounds of the TPC Boston in Norton this year. The reason behind this green initiative is to highlight the importance of solar energy and bring to notice its potential to meet the nation’s energy requirements. The green initiative also doesn’t leave issues like global warming and environmental degradation untouched.
For installation of the solar system, Evergreen Solar, a manufacturer of String Ribbon solar power products was brought in. The company with patented low-cost silicon wafer technology mounted its Evergreen Solar panels into the system, opening avenues for the Deutsche Bank Championship to boast being the greenest event on the PGA Tour. The event is the first and only carbon-neutral event on the tour.
The solar system that uses solar panels donated by Evergreen Solar resides between the ninth green and 10th tee box on the TPC Boston course. Apart from donated panels from Evergreen Solar, the system acquired donated installation materials and services from Alteris Renewables. This leading Northeast installer for homes, businesses and organizations also supervised the project. The system is a demonstration of a typical photovoltaic (PV) system that produces enough energy to power the average American home. The energy that is generated by the solar system will be put back into the local power grid to help offset some of the power used throughout the Championship.