Largest Solar Installation at Professional Football Stadium
At a press conference earlier this week, executives from NRG and the Washington Redskins unveiled the new solar installation at FedExField, the largest installation at an NFL stadium, demonstrating the potential of innovative and renewable energy solutions available today.
On game days, solar power can provide up to 20% of FedExField’s power. On non-game days, the solar system can provide up to 100% of the stadium’s electrical needs, depending on weather conditions.
In June, NRG joined with the Washington Redskins to design, develop and install a unique solar power system that would best meet the stadium’s energy needs. The installation by NRG, one of the largest solar power developers in the U.S., includes three different types of solar panels at the stadium generating nearly two megawatts of electricity. In addition to generating power for FedExField, the stadium’s 8,000 solar panels will provide shaded parking in an 841-car lot.
The design includes 10 electric vehicle charging stations from NRG’s eVgosm charging network for use by fans. The NRG solar entry plaza at Gate A will generate power through a variety of green energy technologies, including translucent solar panels and a specially designed sculpture created using thin film solar technology. The sculpture – a 30-foot tall silhouette of a football player dubbed “solar man” – showcases the flexibility of this innovative solar technology and also is a one-of-a-kind work of art welcoming fans to FedExField. BD+C