Redskins, NRG Energy Team To Bring Solar Panels To FedExField
The Redskins and NRG Energy today announced a nine-year agreement to install solar panels at FedExField. The solar power system will provide a portion of the stadium’s electricity needs on game days and can generate enough power to serve all of its electrical needs on non-game days. NRG will cover 850 spaces in the Platinum A1 Parking Lot with 8,000 solar panels. The system will be unveiled in September (Redskins/NRG Energy). Redskins officials said that installation of the panels “will generate two megawatts of electricity -- enough to decrease FedEx Field’s annual energy use” by 15%. In DC, Mike Jones notes the panels “also will be used to create an 850-space covered carport that will feature 10 charging stations for electric vehicles.” NRG Energy will install “three different types of solar panels at the stadium,” making the Redskins “one of the few NFL teams to use alternative sources of energy at their stadiums.” NFL Dir of Community Affairs David Krichavsky said that the Eagles and Seahawks “also have projects underway to decrease their dependency on traditional energy sources” (WASHINGTON POST, 7/13).