This Super Sunday will not only feature Peyton Manning, Cam Newton, Coldplay, Beyonce and Bruno Mars…there will be a “behind the scenes” special guest: Solar Power.
The host to Super Bowl 50 is Levi’s Stadium, the first professional football stadium in the NFL to be LEED Gold certified, of which a primary qualification is clean, renewable energy. The solar at the stadium produces 375 kilowatts (kW) of peak power from more than 1,150 solar panels, generating enough power in a year to meet electricity demands during every home game for the team inhabiting Levi’s, the San Francisco 49ers.
SunPower built all of the solar panels for the stadium (544 on the stadium roof and another 642 on the NRG Energy Bridges). In addition to producing power, the solar panels act as a shade canopy for the bridges and terrace.