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Industrial Info Resources

October 14, 2013 06:00 ET

NECA-IBEW Team Helps Washington Redskins Go Green, a Feature of "Industry Today" on

SUGAR LAND, TX--(Marketwired - Oct 14, 2013) - Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- FedEx Field, home to the Washington Redskins, provides an excellent example of how renewable energy can be integrated into Americans' day-to-day lives, as well as one of our most beloved national pastimes -- football.

When independent energy producer NRG Energy initially proposed the installation of solar panels at the 85,000-seat stadium, some were a bit dubious. "At first, I was a little unbelieving that we could actually get it done," says Lon Rosenberg, senior vice president of operations for the Washington Redskins. "But the more I spent time talking to the folks at NRG, they convinced me that we could pull this thing off and get it done right, and do it for our fans."

The project entailed the installation of 8,000 solar panels at the stadium. NRG chose NECA contractor Truland Systems Corporation as the contractor for the project, which used electricians from IBEW Local 26.

The installation was a success, and the panels now meet 15% of the stadium's power needs on game days and provide 100% of the power on non-game days. In addition, the team installed 10 electric vehicle charging stations for fans to use.

In this edition of "Industry Today," learn how the NECA-IBEW team helped construct the largest solar power installation in the Washington, D.C., area, providing an example to the entire nation of the many ways that solar energy can be an important part of our daily lives.

The National Electrical Contractors Association, or NECA, has provided more than a century of service to the $130 billion electrical construction industry that brings power, light, and communication technology to buildings and communities across the United States. NECA's national and 119 local chapters advance the industry through advocacy, education, research, and standards development.

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, or IBEW, represents approximately 725,000 members who work in a wide variety of fields, including utilities, construction, telecommunications, broadcasting, manufacturing, railroads and government. The IBEW has members in both the United States and Canada and stands out among the American unions in the AFL-CIO because it is among the largest and has members in so many skilled occupations.

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