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Redskins to Install Solar Panels, As More Pro Sports Teams Embrace Renewables

Posted by Adam Sewall In Wednesday, July 13 2011 under: Commercial Solar, NFL, EV Charging Stations, Redskins, solar sports

In recent years, a number of pro sports teams have seen solar panels installed at their home venues. It appears the Washington Redskins aim to join the list.

According to the Washington Post, the NFL team will soon announce plans to install solar a big energy system at FedEx Field. Composed of 8,000 solar panels, the 2-megawatt (MW) system is expected to generate enough electricity to offset the facility's annual electricity consumption by about 15 percent. The array will also create a covered carport, featuring 10 electric-vehicle charging stations and enough spaces for 850 cars.

The Redskins organization will enlist NRG Energy, a New Jersey-based energy services company, to handle the design and installation of the project.

Speaking about the Skins' soon-to-be-announced solar plans, David Krichavsky, the NFL's director of media affairs, noted

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