DLR Group Designing Solar Array for NRG Energy at FedExField

DLR Group is designing a photovoltaic array at FedExField in Landover, Md. - home of the Washington Redskins - that will generate up to two megawatts (MW) of electricity. The solar power system is being designed for NRG Energy as a key component of the energy companys partnership with the Redskins.
The NRG-branded solar power installation features 8,000 solar panels that will cover 850 spaces in the stadiums Platinum A1 Parking Lot. Information kiosks in parking lot A1 and the NRG entry plaza at Gate A on the west corner of FedExField, will also inform fans about renewable energy and showcase NRG clean energy solutions.

The FedExField array illustrates how design can influence development of renewable power systems in the future, said DLR Group Principal, Scott Shively, AIA. We are pushing the envelope of renewable design to be more than panels on a roof. The FedExField system is design driven. DLR Group electrical engineers and designers used our integrated design process to create a design that not only promotes the benefits of renewable energy but enhances the Redskins fan experience and conveys NRGs commitment to clean energy using architecture.

About DLR Group

DLR Group is an interdisciplinary design firm providing architecture, engineering, planning, and interior design from offices coast-to-coast and in China. Our promise is to elevate the human experience through design. This promise inspires sustainable design for a diverse group of public and private sector clients; local communities; and our planet. DLR Group fully supports the initiatives and goals of the 2030 Challenge and is an initial signatory to the AIA 2030 Commitment.

About NRG

NRG Energy, Inc. is a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 Index company that owns and operates one of the countrys largest and most diverse power generation portfolios. Headquartered in Princeton, N.J., the Companys power plants provide 25,000 megawatts of generation capacityenough to supply approximately 20 million homes. NRGs retail businesses serve nearly 1.9 million residential, business, commercial and industrial customers. With major investments in solar and wind power, as well as electric vehicle infrastructure, NRG is working to help America transition to a clean energy economy.
pressrelease_172679_1311369259[1].jpgNRG is the first to conceive, develop and build a solar energy solution of this type and scale, said Tom Doyle, CEO of NRG Solar. With this innovative project, we will be able to demonstrate not only to fans at FedExField, but to people across the country - how sustainable energy technologies can be integrated into everyday life, increasing our national energy security."

DLR Groups design for the NRG Entry Plaza at Gate A will feature nearly 200 translucent solar panels applied to the exterior of the pedestrian entry ramp leading to stadium seating. In addition, fans entering the stadium through the NRG Plaza will be greeted by a sculpture of two football players featuring thin film solar technology which also produce energy for the stadium. The project also includes 10 electric vehicle charging stations from NRGs eVgosm charging network.

Renewable energy, specifically solar, must be leveraged to reach the aims of the 2030 Challenge, said DLR Group Managing Principal Griff Davenport, AIA. Strategic collaboration for clean energy projects, such as the work between the Washington Redskins, NRG, and DLR Group, is crucial in pushing renewable to the forefront as a viable option to meet energy needs.

NRG is involved in some of the most ambitious clean energy projects in the country, including utility-scale solar generation in California; eVgosm, the nations first privately funded electric vehicle charging network; and smaller-scale efforts that bring the benefits of renewable energy directly to consumers. 
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