Over a period of three months, Truland Systems completed the NRG FedEx Photovoltaic Energy Project, which demonstrates the ability for solar technology to make a significant impact on the facility’s carbon footprint.
The $5 million project entailed installation of 8,000+ solar panels on the field roof, side of the parking ramp, and over the platinum parking area. Specifically the project included:
- Photovoltaic canopy in Platinum A1 Parking lot
- Equipment and wiring to convert collected energy into alternating current and carry the power into the stadium’s electrical distribution system
- Lighting for the photovoltaic canopy
- Electric vehicle charging stations
The solar installation can provide enough electricity to meet 100% of the facility’s consumption on non-game days and 20% on game days. Given the size of FedEx field and all of the electrical systems operating on game days, such as lighting, audiovisual and air conditioning, the ability to generate even one-fifth of power from the sun is substantial.
Truland was the electrical contractor for the original construction of FedEx field.