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New York Jets are NFL’s most solar team

Posted by admin on October 13, 2010

New York Jets solar
(Image Credit: Yingli Green Energy)

Three thousand solar panels have been installed at the training facility for the New York Jets. They will provide the training, teaching, and medical facility with 750,000 kilowatt hours of electricity per year, and offset about 540 metric tons of carbon emissions. The Jets' administration says they have the largest photovoltaic system of any NFL team's facilities.

Thad Sheely, the New York Jets executive vice president of finance and stadium development said, "This project is the first of many green initiatives on behalf of the team, and we are proud to be green in color and also in deed" (source: Getsolar.com). Solar power generated by the panels is expected to save the company tens of thousands of dollars annually because the rate they pay for it is less than that charged by local.....

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