14 Mar '12, 9am

NFL’s Eagles Score With Stadium Solar, Wind

NFL’s Eagles Score With Stadium Solar, Wind

Professional sports have always been competitive, but there’s a new game in town these days, for a new title: The Greenest Stadium in America. Among the latest contenders are the Minnesota Twins, with Target Field in Minneapolis-St. Paul taking LEED Silver in both the New Construction and Existing Buildings categories, and the Washington Redskins’ 2-megawatt-capacity solar power system at FedEx Field (providing both power for the stadium and shelter for tailgaters in inclement weather). But while the Kansas City Royals may be happy to claim that Kaufman Field now offers solar-cooled beer , the Philadelphia Eagles are going all the way to the Super Bowl of green sports by making good on their plans to install more than 11,000 solar panels (3 megawatts (MW) of generating capacity) and 14 micro wind turbines, which, all told, are expected to generate about six times the power...

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