06 May '12, 12am

Solar Canopy Gives Green Edge to New England Patriots

Solar Canopy Gives Green Edge to New England Patriots

The National Football League has been falling all over itself in a fierce competition to see which team can lay claim to the most sustainability cred, and it seems like this week’s winner is the New England Patriots . Not only is the team’s Gillette Stadium an early adopter of sustainability initiatives, but the adjacent Patriot Place retail destination is getting a solar makeover, too. A solar shade canopy for Patriot Place Patriot Place is touting a “futuristic” new solar canopy as the showpiece of the new installation. The canopy doubles as shade and weather protection for outdoor walkways, which anchors the whole complex to the concept of sustainable energy. That just goes to show how much value today’s retail sector is putting on high-visibility alternative energy installations. Despite the best efforts of organizations like the Heartland Institute to frame climate aw...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2012/05/05/nfl-patriot-park-sola...

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