The NFL’s Pittsburgh Steelers are boosting sustainability goals by installing solar panels at Heinz Field, where the green energy will help offset the team’s grid energy costs and reduce the stadium’s carbon footprint.
Energy efficiency provider Powerhome has completed installation of solar panels at the stadium, which is now the fourth NFL facility to employ its technology to enhance its sustainability.
“Powerhome’s use of state-of-the art, American-made solar panels and the company’s reputation in customer service made it the ideal partner to help further ‘green’ the stadium,” said Ryan Huzjak, Pittsburgh Steelers vice president of sales and marketing. “The addition of these panels to the stadium is the perfect way to support American business and better our environment. We couldn’t be happier to add this technology to Heinz Field and showcase solar panels as a great option for homeowners in Pittsburgh.”
Jimmie Sacco, the team’s vice president of stadium operations, echoed the sentiment saying, “We are incredibly proud of the positive impact Heinz Field has had on the region and are excited to strive toward reducing our carbon footprint. With over 2,000 Pittsburghers employed on a given gameday and millions of dollars added to the local economy throughout the season, we can now boast a reduction in energy use as yet another benefit to our community.”
Powerhome, headquartered in Mooresville, N.C., specializes in solar and energy efficiency services. The company is working with professional sports franchises and athletes to help build healthier communities across the US, and began operating in western Pennsylvania in 2018.
“Large commercial sites like this help us educate consumers about the simplicity and benefits of renewable energy. We hope to encourage thousands of Steelers fans to consider solar energy and think more about the environment,” said Jayson Waller, CEO of Powerhome.