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The Birth Of Redskins Solar Man

Posted by Brian Tinsman on September 16, 2011 – 12:33 pm

The next time you walk up to the gates at FedExField, I want you to hum Black Sabbath’s “Iron Man.”  Just replace the word “iron” with “solar.”

Trust me, it works.

The colossal “green” giant is not only the newest DC football icon, it is also generating it’s own electricity, thanks to an outline of Koda XT panels.

Here’s the details:

  • The statue was designed by the DLR Group, the same company that designed the entire NRG solar installation at FedExField.
  • 3Form did the engineering on the statue and fabricated the red silhouette that includes the thin-film solar panels.
  • Two local companies built the rest of the statue and assembled the parts.

Solar Man is not known to be based off of any Redskins iconic quarterback, although that should not deter your creativity.  I like the nickname, “Solar Sammy,” for Washington legend Sammy Baugh.

What are your suggestions?

Here are photos of the birth of Solar Man, thanks to the 3Form official blog:

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7 Responses to “The Birth Of Redskins Solar Man”

  1. By Miguel on Sep 16, 2011 | Reply

    It looks like a gigantic cookie cutter….

  2. By Jim on Sep 17, 2011 | Reply

    I like it. Cookie Man

  3. By Danny Diamantides on Sep 17, 2011 | Reply

    Looking good! Awesome project.

  4. By Chris on Sep 17, 2011 | Reply

    Since we have a certain QB named Sonny and this is solar…….

  5. By Tim Sullivan on Sep 22, 2011 | Reply

    Thanks to the team at 3-form for letting Capital Plastics be a partner on this awsome project.

  6. By Ree Folsom on Sep 26, 2011 | Reply

    A truly spectacular project, Timmy. You and your guys never cease to amaze me with your projects.

  7. By Tabitha Roske on Nov 7, 2013 | Reply

    Solar Man was design by DLR Group, but there are several all over the country. Do you know which group I could contact for further information on Solar Man?

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