Washington Redskins Championing Solar Power

They have won the NFL Championships five times, and now the Washington Redskins are adding their mighty weight behind a solar project which will see a 2 megawatt solar array built at FedEx Field in Maryland.

In a partnership with energy giant NRG, the team has just announced plans to bring enough solar power to their football stadium to generate all the electricity for the stadium on non-game days, as well as offsetting some power use on game days. The project will allow thousands – if not millions – of sports fans to familiarise themselves with solar technology.

The array – which will also double as a covered parking lot – will see some 8,000 solar panels cover more than 800 parking spots at FedEx Field’s Platinum A1 parking lot.

By embracing solar energy, the Redskins have become part of a broad sustainability program push that’s being undertaken by professional sports across the board in America, that includes NASCAR, Major League Baseball and professional golf.

Find local, MSC certified Solar Installers

Start your quote

Find local, MSC certified Solar Installers