06 Mar '12, 9pm

Football Team Takes Stadium Off the Grid, Thanks Philadelphia Eagles!

In 2010, NFL's Philadelphia Eagles announced it would power its Lincoln Financial Field stadium with a combination of on-site wind, solar and dual-fuel generated electricity, making it the world's first major sports stadium to convert completey to on-site power. That partnership, which focused on co-generation more than solar and wind, didn't turn out to be feasible because they'd be sending more energy to the grid than it could handle. Today, they announced the utility, NRG Energy (NYSE: NRG), will design, build and operate a combined solar panels and micro wind-turbine solution that will provide about six times the power used at the stadium each year (the excess goes to the grid). NRG will be the official supplier of grid power to Lincoln Financial Field and a major sponsor of the Eagles. When construction is completed late this year, the stadium will have the largest so...

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