Largest solar installation at NFL stadium opens for Washington Redskins
NRG Energy, a solar power developer, and the Washington Redskins have unveiled a new solar installation at FedExField in Landover, Md., the largest installation at an NFL stadium. On game days, solar energy provides up to 20% of the stadium’s power, while systems provide up to 100% of electrical needs on non-game days.
Three types of solar panels were used at the stadium, generating nearly two megawatts of electricity. Around 8,000 panels provide shaded parking in an 841-car lot, and 10 electric-vehicle charging stations encourage green transportation. The entry plaza houses additional arrays that will generate power through translucent solar panels and a 30-foot-tall sculpture named “Solar Man,” which is made of thin-film solar technology.