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TMCNet:  ElectricTV.net Features FedEx Field Solar Project Completed by NRG Energy and the NECA-IBEW Team

[January 29, 2013]

ElectricTV.net Features FedEx Field Solar Project Completed by NRG Energy and the NECA-IBEW Team

Denver, CO, Jan 29, 2013 (PRWeb.com via COMTEX) -- In support of the work of the NECA-IBEW contractors, ElectricTV.net has released a new video to highlight that NECA-IBEW contractors were an integral part of the recently completed FedEx Field Solar project. The new video details the scope of the project and the role NECA-IBEW contractors had in making this a success. NRG Energy, a Princeton, New Jersey-based company specializing in renewable energy projects, has announced that the completion of this project is one of their most ambitious sustainable energy projects to date. Company employees, along with the NECA-IBEW team of union electricians, have recently finished installing a massive solar power array in the parking lot of FedEx Stadium, home of the Washington Redskins.
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The FedExField solar installation will provide 15 percent of the stadium's electrical needs during football game days and 100 percent at other times when the facility is in use for regular administrative work.

In keeping with the Redskins' commitment to green energy, NRG has included a number of charging stations for electric vehicles - which visitors will be able to access free of charge.

"It's our hope - and intention - that the FedEx solar array will serve as an inspiration and a model for similar projects across the country," said a Redskins representative.

The solar project is already influencing other NFL teams, including the Seattle Seahawks and Philadelphia Eagles. Both football clubs are moving in the same direction with their own sustainable energy project ideas. In addition, the San Francisco 49ers are scheduled to open their own array similar to the FedExField solar panels in 2014. Other teams, including the New York Jets and the New England Patriots, have solar panels at their own training fields.

Christopher Meehan, a contributing writer for the website CleanEnergyAuthority.com, believes that in addition to reducing dependence on fossil fuels, the highly-visible FedExField solar project will go a long way toward raising public awareness and getting more people on board with the idea of renewable energy. He says such projects at professional sports facilities "reaches a broader audience," and makes "solar sexier by tying it to something they enjoy." ElectricTV.net has recently posted an informative online video presentation on the FedExField solar project completed by the NECA-IBEW team.

ABOUT NRG Energy is a leading company in the field of alternative energy and members of the IBEW. Among other projects, NRG has developed the first privately funded electric vehicle charging infrastructure and currently provides electricity to two million homes and businesses in sixteen states through its retail partners.

ElectricTV.net is a joint production of the National Electrical Contractor's Association (NECA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW). ElectricTV.net showcases electrical videos about the work done by NECA and the IBEW. In conjunction with the NECA and the IBEW, ElectricTV.net provides news, information, trends and entertainment in the world of electrical construction. For more information or to view this and other electrical videos online, visit http://www.electrictv.net or http://www.youtube.com/user/ElectricTVonline Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/fedexfield/solar/prweb10371446.htm PRWeb.com

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