The San Francisco Giants have named Hanwha Solar their new official solar partner, a partnership that aims to increase the Bay Area’s awareness of environmental responsibility, while also giving back to the youth in the community. Hanwha’s green initiative campaign, “I SUN SF,” will see the company install PV panels at AT&T Park, the construction of a Hanwha Solar-branded, sun-shaped LED sign above left field, the “How Far Did It Fly?” fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco (BGCSF) and sponsoring the Giants in-game recycling “Green Team.”
Hanwha’s PV installation at AT&T Park will generate enough energy to offset the power consumption of the sun-shaped LED Hanwha Solar sign, which in addition to other features, will display the distance of each homerun hit by Giants players during games at AT&T Park. For every foot the home-run ball travels during the 2012 season, Hanwha plans to donate $1 worth of solar panels to BGCSF’s overall Green Initiative.
The company is also sponsoring the Giant’s “Green Team,” made of up Giants employees who go into the stands at the end of the seventh inning to collect recyclables and remind fans to recycle at home. “Hanwha Solar is as passionate about bringing solar power to the U.S. as Bay Area fans are about the San Francisco Giants,” said Hee Cheul Kim, president of Hanwha Solar. “The Bay Area is home to many of our US employees and operations, which is why we wanted to partner with the Giants to give back to the community, energizing and improving the lives of Giants fans and all Bay Area residents. We chose to make this partnership about more than baseball, and contribute to Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco, because Hanwha Solar believes it is important to teach our youth about environmental responsibility.”