FedExField Solar Array
FedExField Solar ArrayLandover, Md.
Millions of people set foot inside NFL stadiums each year, and millions more see aerial or close-up shots of the stadium during live broadcasts. The Washington Redskins and NRG maximized this captive audience to create an atmosphere that produces energy, educates patrons about renewable energy, and enhances the fan experience on game day.
The solar array at FedExField is the largest of any NFL stadium and the largest solar energy solution in the Washington, D.C., metro area. It can provide up to 20 percent of FedExField’s power on game days, and 100 percent of the stadium’s power on off days. Fans benefit from covered parking and shading afforded by the 7,542 panels installed in the parking lot. Video monitors and vinyl wall coverings scattered throughout the parking lot and stadium entrance educate visitors about solar power. In addition, 10 electric vehicle charging stations are located in two stadium lots.
Designers incorporated a complete LED lighting and control solution to illuminate the facade of the six-story pedestrian entrance ramp. The design features 358 diffused Traxon Technologies Media Tube RGB, an ultra-bright linear media solution that enhances sophisticated architectural applications with full-color lighting effects and video animations.
Project DetailsARCHITECT OF RECORD: DLR Group; Overland Park, Kan.
PROGRAMMING CONSULTANT: NRG; Houston, Texas
Construction Cost: $12.5 million
Occupancy: September 2011
LED Lighting: Traxon Technologies
Solar Inverters: Advanced Energy
Solar Panels: SunPower Corporation