US Stadium to be Powered by Renewable Energy

23 November 2010 (Last Updated November 23rd, 2010 18:30)

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-genera

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.