02 Mar '12, 6pm

Philadelphia Eagles build a green stadium

The Philadelphia Eagles’ helmets are already green, and by next year their stadium will match. The team is partnering with power company NRG to build one of the greenest sports arenas in the country . Of course, professional sports have a sort of built-in lack of sustainability — you’re bringing squillions of people in, mainly in cars, and running all kinds of lights and Jumbotrons and beer stands and whatnot. But the Eagles’ new stadium will make a dent in the rampant wastefulness by getting power from solar panels and wind turbines. The comprehensive system includes the largest solar power system in the NFL and in the Philadelphia area, with more than 11,000 solar panels and three megawatts (MW) of generating capacity. Solar panels along 11th Street and the south façade of Lincoln Financial Field will generate power and visually demonstrate the Eagles’ and NRG’s commitme...

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