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Monday, September 12, 2011

Washington Redskins Install Largest Solar Panels in NFL

David Crane, CEO, NRG Energy; Daniel Snyder, Owner, Washington Redskins; U.S. Representative, Donna Edwards, (D-MD); Rushern Baker, County Executive, Prince George’s County; and James Brown, Host NFL Today on CBS, are holding a media briefing, Q&A and guided tour of the new solar installation at FedExField in Landover, Maryland on Thursday, September 15.  It is the largest at a professional football stadium and in the D.C. Metro Area.

Artist's rendering of solar panels
The NRG solar installation at FedExField is capable of meeting the stadium’s power needs on non-game days and providing up to 20% of the needed electricity on game days – the equivalent of providing 300 homes with energy for a full year. By using solar power technologies, the Redskins and NRG are keeping 1,780 metric tons of carbon out of the atmosphere – the equivalent of replacing 349 vehicles with gasoline engines with zero emission electric vehicles. The solar panels are expected to decrease game-day energy use at FedEx Field by 15 percent and provide 850 covered parking spaces.

NRG Energy, Inc. is a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 Index company that owns and operates one of the country’s largest and most diverse power generation portfolios. Headquartered in Princeton, NJ, the Company’s power plants provide more than 25,000 megawatts of generation capacity—enough to supply nearly 20 million homes. NRG’s retail businesses, Reliant Energy and Green Mountain Energy Company, combined serve nearly 1.9 million residential, business, commercial and industrial customers. With investments in solar, wind and nuclear power, as well as electric vehicle infrastructure, NRG is working to help America transition to a clean energy economy.

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