Santa Clara, CA (February 28) -- Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski, whose 25th Assembly District includes the city of Santa Clara, praised the partnership entered into by the San Francisco 49ers and Sun Power Corporation on the new Santa Clara Stadium.
Wieckowski said that, "California is the national leader in solar power jobs and this partnership will only enhance our state's primary role by teaming up on such a high profile project".
The Assemblymember from Fremont, who likewise represent the cities of Newark, Milpitas, San Jose, and Santa Clara, further said that, "By partnering with Sun Power, Jed York and the 49ers are again demonstrating their commitment to building a state of the art, energy-efficient stadium for Santa Clara and Silicon Valley".
The new stadium in Santa Clara will seat about 68,500 fans and contains 165 luxury suites. Aside from the fact that it is the home for the SF 49ers, the stadium will also host concerts, soccer, college football, and other activities.
Sun Power was named by the SF 49ers as the official and exclusive solar technology partner for the stadium that will supply high efficiency solar panels that will generate electricity to offset the power consumed by the stadium during the 49ers home games.