AP giving the Philadelphia Eagles the Green thumbs up!
AP crews have recently participated in the completion of the 1st of its kind, for the National Football league, solar & windmill combination power generation project, located at the Philadelphia Eagles Stadium.
Together with other contractors, the work included site and foundation work, the installation a solar canopies, and 14 micro wind-turbines. The systems will have more than 3 MW generating capacity, comprising 11,000 solar panels. The fixed solar panels in the stadium parking lot generate the bulk of renewable power. In addition, solar panels were constructed along an adjacent street and on the stadium’s south wall.
The newly mounted systems will generate enough energy to power 10 home games, and estimates protect that over 20 years the Eagles could save over $60 million dollars. The Eagles hope to one-day make the stadium the first major arena in the world to generate its own electricity.
Today, the Philadelphia Eagles Lincoln Financial Field Stadium is the largest solar-power system in the NFL and in the Philadelphia area.