The US-based Philadelphia Eagles football team has unveiled a plan to power its stadium, Lincoln Financial Field (LFF), with renewable energy sources, and is expected to save $60m in energy costs in the process.
The LFF will be the world’s first sports stadium to convert to self-generated renewable energy.
SolarBlue has been contracted for the work and will implement a combination of on-site solar, wind and dual-fuel-generated electricity.
The company will install 80 spiral-shaped wind turbines on the roof and 2,500 solar panels on the stadium’s façade, build a 7.6MW onsite dual-fuel cogeneration plant, and implement monitoring and switching technology to operate the system.
SolarBlue will invest in excess of $30m to build and operate the system.
The project is set to be complete by September next year.