18 Jul '11, 10am

Washington Redskins Bring Solar Power to Millions of Football Fans

Washington Redskins Bring Solar Power to Millions of Football Fans

While some members of Congress continue trying to undermine federal energy programs that promote efficiency and clean fuels, D.C.’s own Washington Redskins football team is plunging ahead. The team has just announced a partnership with energy giant NRG to build a 2 megawatt solar array at FedEx Field . That’s enough to generate all the electricity for the stadium on non-game days, as well as offset some power use on game days. More to the point, the solar panels will be located in a parking lot where they will be visible to all, and NRG will brand one of the entry gates with a renewable energy showcase. In other words, the Redskins and NRG will enable thousands, and perhaps millions, of sports fans to become more familiar with solar technology that they might not otherwise encounter in their daily lives, and demonstrate how alternative energy can fit seamlessly into Americ...

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2011/07/washington-redskins-b...

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