This afternoon, NRG and the Washington Redskins unveiled the state-of-the-art solar installation at FedExField.
Here’s what you need to know:
- NRG is the first energy company to conceive, design, develop and implement a solar energy solution of this type and scale.
- The NRG solar power system at FedExField can produce up to 2 megawatts of power – enough to meet 20 percent of the stadium’s power needs on game days and all of its power on non-game days.
- With more than 8,000 solar panels, this is the largest solar power installation in the metropolitan Washington, DC area and the largest of its kind at a professional football stadium.
- On game days, solar power can provide upto 20 percent of FedExField’s power. On non-game days, the solar system can provide up to 100 percents of the stadium’s electrical needs, depending on weather conditions.
- About 350 people worked to design and build the system – including designers, construction teams and local electricians.
- NRG is a major sponsor with presence in the stadium, including the NRG Solar Deck above the west end zone.
And here is what you need to see:
As for the majestic, 30-foot, eco-friendly football player at the entrance to the stadium? Inside the figure, thin-film solar panels are laminated between two layers of polycarbonate panels used to construct the sculpture. When the light hits these panels, it generates electrical current.
Talk about a power-ful player.
This is the latest trend for the responsible operation of stadiums and venues of all kinds. It’s pretty cool that Redskins fans will be the first in the country to experience is live, this Sunday, against the Cardinals.
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