Infineon Raceway, located in the Sonoma Valley, in Northern California, has declared the completion of solar installation at the popular Northern California raceway. The installation completed in association with Panasonic will have around 1,652 solar panels.
The solar panels produced by Sanyo division of the company will provide nearly 41% of the electricity requirement of the raceway. The photovoltaic cells in the panels are produced in the U.S. in Salem, Ore.The installed panels will produce around 353 kW of clean power and the installation in a period of 30 years will save the usage of nearly 34,000 barrels of oil.
The company also has provided a low-energy consuming LED video board replacing the present board on Highway 37. The new two sided LED video board measuring 5.77’ high by 17.32’ wide will incorporate 57,600 LED bulbs to announce the messages better than the old board having around 7,000 normal bulbs and will consume 50% less energy than the old board.
Infineon Raceway, as a part of its clean green initiative has brought in low/no carbon racing and incorporated a total recycling program at its premises. It has deployed around 3,000 sheep to clean cut the grass over the rack track and grounds.