The Honda Center, home of the Anaheim Ducks, announced this week a partnership with Bloom Energy to install on-site, solid oxide fuel cell technology.
The 750 kilowatt project, which will begin producing power prior to opening night of the 2013-14 NHL regular season, will generate 80% of the arena’s base load power and 25% during a Ducks game or concert.
The power is generated by multiple fuel sources, including natural gas and renewable fuels such as biogas, and will account for 51% of the total power required annually for the arena.
On average, the arena expects the project to offset 2 million pounds of CO2 emissions annually.
The Honda Center is the second NHL arena to deploy such technology, following the Sharks’ SAP Center at San Jose. Click here to learn how solid oxide fuel cells work.