American Airlines Arena

The Solar Canopy at AmericanAirlines Arena is a 24,000 square foot canopy housing 14 solar skylights, inserted directly above the Miami Heat offices and two levels of parking. The solar skylights create a 19kW photovoltaic system producing approximately 34,000 kW/Hr of energy per year. The canopy covers a redefined outdoor amenity space at the east end of the arena overlooking Biscayne Bay. The canopy columns are constructed with internally routed utility distribution conduits and cabling to allow the team maximum flexibility for adding hospitality stations, WiFi connections and LED screens for entertainment and locations for advertising key partners. DLR Group provided architecture, structural engineering, electrical engineering, and interior design services.

System Details

  • LocationMiami, FL
  • Yearly Generation34,000 kW/Hr