In 2015, the Padres installed the largest video board in the National League (third largest in Major League Baseball). Now, ahead of the upcoming 2018 season, they are setting another record as they've announced plans to implement the biggest solar power system in all of baseball.
The plans were unveiled to the public last Wednesday in a news conference at Petco Park. San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer spoke at the conference, discussing the system's importance in the city's overall plan to move exclusively to renewable energy by 2035.
According to Daniel Sullivan of Sullivan Solar Power, the Padres' partner on this project, not only will Petco Park's system be the biggest in all of Major League Baseball, it will be bigger than all the other stadiums combined. It's also one of the most complex system to be installed in this region, featuring 716 solar panels atop the stadium's upper deck that will produce enough energy to power the entire Padres front office. Construction is currently underway and should be done in time for Opening Day on March 29th.