NRG and the Washington Redskins have unveiled a new solar installation totaling nearly 2 MW at the team's home stadium – FedExField. According to the companies, this is the largest PV installation at an NFL stadium.
On game days, solar power is expected to provide up to 20% of FedExField's power. On non-game days, the solar system can provide up to 100% of the stadium's electrical needs, depending on weather conditions.
The installation by NRG includes three different types of solar panels at the
stadium. In addition to generating power for FedExField, the stadium's 8,000 solar panels will provide shaded parking in an 841-car lot. The design includes 10 electric-vehicle charging stations from NRG's eVgosm charging network for use by fans.
The NRG solar entry plaza at Gate A will generate power through a variety of green energy technologies, including translucent solar panels and a specially designed sculpture created using thin-film solar technology. The sculpture – a 30-foot tall silhouette of a football player dubbed ‘Solar Man’ – showcases the flexibility of this technology and also is a one-of-a-kind work of art, according to NRG and the Washington Redskins.