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Solar, Stadiums & Sports
Due to rising utility rates, government tax incentives, climate change and rapid advances in tech, more and more large building owners are looking to make the transition to renewable energy. Did you know there are many major league sports stadiums already harnessing the power of the sun?
Fedex Field, was one of the first to utilize the sun, located in Washington DC, home of the Washington commanders NFL football team, it has a 2MW array consisting of 8,000 panels. The system supplies all of their non-gameday power needs and 20% of game day.
America First Field is home to the Real Salt Lake Major soccer league team. They also have a 2MW array installed which covers 73% of their energy needs.
Capital One Arena, where the NHL’s Washington Capitals and the NBA’s Washington Wizards play, purchase their power from a 3.5 MW offsite solar array. This is the second-largest offsite procurement of renewable energy in US sports.
Lincoln Financial Field, home to the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles, has 11,000 panels spread out over the parking lot, on the roof and around the façade of the stadium. This beautiful use of solar has a power capacity of 4MW, which covers about one-third of the stadium’s annual energy usage. See video below.
Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, home to the NBA’s Sacramento Kings, has a massive 8.6 MW portfolio. They utilize onsite and offsite solar installations making it the world’s first arena to be 100% solar powered year-round.