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Washington Redskins Are Champions Of Renewable Energy In Prince George’s County

by Chuck Carroll
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The New York Jets kick an extra point against the Washington Redskins  at FedExField on December 4, 2011.  (credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images)

The New York Jets kick an extra point against the Washington Redskins at FedExField on December 4, 2011. (credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images)

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LANDOVER, Md. (CBSDC) — The Washington Redskins were named the Green Business of the Year by the Prince George’s County Chamber of Commerce.

The award was given to the franchise for their commitment to installing renewable energy at FedEx Field. After more than 8,000 solar panels were installed at the stadium, FedEx Field now boasts as being the largest source of renewable energy in the region.

All told, the three different types of solar panels installed will generate two megawatts of electricity.

The panels, which cover 850 parking spaces, provide a portion of the stadium’s electricity needs on game days and handles all of its needs on non-game days.

“We are honored to accept this award as the Green Business of the Year,” Redskins Executive Vice President/General Manager Bruce Allen said Tuesday. “We would like to thank NRG for their partnership and the Prince George’s County Chamber of Commerce for their continued support and recognition.”

NRG Energy, who partnered with the Redskins for the project, also installed 10 electric vehicle charging stations from NRG’s eVgosm charging network at the stadium.

The award was given on June 1 at the Prince George’s County Chamber of Commerce 2012 Excellence in Business Award Gala.

The Excellence in Business Awards honor exemplary individuals, groups and businesses that have demonstrated significant growth, community involvement and leadership in the county.

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