Commercial, Solar, Sourcing Renewables - February 10, 2023
SEIA's Solar in Sports
We now know who won the Super Bowl - and we also know that both Super Bowl contenders have home stadiums that are powered by the sun. This report from the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) shows how major league sports venues across the U.S. are tapping into renewable energy.
Last year, more than 40 million Americans attended a solar-powered sporting event, according to new analysis from the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). The research shows that the NFL may have the highest percentage of stadiums with solar at 32%, but MLB and the NBA don’t trail far behind, tying at 30%. Sports arenas and stadiums are massive venues that typically host more than 65,000 spectators per game, which can result in up to 10 megawatts (MW) of electricity used every game. To put that into perspective, 10 MW of solar electricity is enough to power more than 1,700 homes.
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