AP crews participated in the completion of the first of its kind, solar & windmill combination power generation endeavor for the National Football league, at the Eagles Stadium in Philadelphia.
The newly mounted system will generate enough energy to power 10 home games, and estimates project 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.
AP Construction worked in tandem with other contractors to complete the endeavor, which included site & foundation work, the installation of solar canopies, as well as 14 micro wind-turbines. The entire system will have more than 3 MW generating capacity with 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.
Today, the Philadelphia Eagles Lincoln Financial Field Stadium is the largest solar-power system in the NFL and in the Philadelphia area.