NRG and The Kraft Group have entered a comprehensive sustainable energy supply agreement for Gillette Stadium, home of the New England Patriots and the New England Revolution, and Patriot Place, The Kraft Group's shopping, dining and entertainment center in Foxborough, Mass. Patriot Place is already home to a 525 kW PV installation.
Under the new agreement, NRG will triple the amount of solar power generated at Patriot Place. The Kraft Group and NRG will also pursue the addition of a full-sized wind turbine. In addition, NRG will provide all the additional power for the nearly 70,000-seat stadium and the more than one-million-square-foot retail and entertainment complex.
The new, custom-designed 1 MW solar power installation will provide up to 60% of Patriot Place's power. A combination of standard and translucent solar panels will partially cover Patriot Place's outdoor walkways, generating power while providing shade and cover for visitors throughout the year, the companies note. Additional rooftop panels will provide more power, bringing the expected annual output of the new solar power system to 1.1 GWh.