Pocono Raceway, located in Pocono, Pa., has broken ground on a 3 MW solar farm to power all of the NASCAR track's energy needs.
The project, which is being developed by enXco and Evolution Energies, will consist of approximately 40,000 photovoltaic modules and is scheduled to be completed by spring 2010.
The new solar panel system will become the primary electric energy source for the racetrack and will also benefit the local power grid, according to Pocono Raceway. With the deregulation of Pennsylvania's electric utility laws allowing more flexibility on power purchases, track executives felt that this was an ideal time to upgrade the facility.
SOURCE: Pocono Raceway