NRG Energy Inc. has completed the first phase of a 375 kW solar installation at Levi's Stadium, the future home of the San Francisco 49ers. The construction milestone involved the emplacement of 49 solar frames installed as part of the stadium's NRG Solar Terrace on the west side of the venue.
The solar frames cover 9,574 square feet of the suite roof with a total of 544 SunPower E20 series solar panels. Once completed, Levi's Stadium will also include three solar panel covered NRG Energy Bridges, which will serve as the main entry and exit to the stadium. The amount of solar energy generated annually is expected to be enough to offset the power consumed at the stadium during 49ers regular-season home games. The effort is intended to enable the stadium to achieve LEED certification.