Solar Power | Soaring Sustainability: Eagles Sign With Solar-power Giant At Phila. Stadium
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Solar Power | Soaring Sustainability: Eagles Sign With Solar-power Giant At Phila. Stadium

Not that there’s a competition, but team officials said it would be the biggest solar array in the NFL.

“It was important for us to be as green as we could be,” said Eagles chief operating officer Don Smolenski. “We’re trying to be leaders in this area, and if that inspires others to try to catch us . . . it’s one of those things where everybody wins.”

The installation is due to be completed by December.

Plans call for a wall of panels on the south-facing facade of the stadium – visible from I-95. More panels will be mounted atop the overhangs at the top of the stadium.


Still more will cover some parking spaces. Cars will be able to park underneath, and Smolenski said – half-jokingly – they will not interfere with tailgating or pregame football-tossing.

Plans also call for helix-shaped wind turbines atop the stadium. However, these will be more eco-eye-candy than energy workhorses.

“They’ll provide a visual and a symbolic representation of our commitment to clean energy,” Smolenski said.

The arrangement is basically a typical “power purchase agreement,” where NRG owns


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