PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Eagles
will add solar panels and wind turbines at their home stadium, saying Thursday it will be the world''s first stadium with self-generating renewable energy, according to a press release
The American football club''s joint venture with Solar Blue
, a Florida firm that will invest 30 million dollars in the project over the next year, will also include a duel-fuel co-generation plant at Lincoln Financial Field
, the release stated.
"The Philadelphia Eagles are proud to take this vital step towards energy independence from fossil fuels," said Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie.
"It underscores our strong belief that environmentally sensitive policies are consistent with sound business practices," Lurie added.
According to the release, the plan, scheduled to be finished in time for next September''s start of the 2011 National Football League
(NFL) season, will see 80 spiral-shaped wind turbines attached atop the stadium and 2,500 solar panels installed.