Solar Canopy Project
In conjunction with our renewable energy partner NRG, we will expand our award-winning sustainability initiatives with the construction of solar canopies in March of 2012.
Serving a dual purpose, these canopies will not only improve the customer experience by providing significant levels of weather protection throughout the North Marketplace, but also, provide up to 60% of Patriot Place’s power and reduce carbon emissions by more than 800 metric tons every year.
The new custom design of both standard and translucent solar panels will partially cover the pedestrian walkways and provide shade and shelter from rain and snow, while preserving the unique outdoor environment enjoyed by visitors as they shop. Additional solar panels added to the rooftops of our South Market Place retailers will bring the expected output of the new solar power system to 1.1 million kilowatt hours.
NRG, which is one of the leaders in providing clean energy solutions to American businesses and consumers, owns and operates 485 megawatts (MW) of wind power and is the largest solar power company in the United States with more than 900 MW of solar generation in operation or under construction by the end of 2011 and an additional 1,000 MW in development. http://www.nrgenergy.com/
The new one-megawatt project is in addition to an existing 525-kilowatt photovoltaic power system at Patriot Place, creating one of the largest solar power systems at a retail development. Construction of the new system is expected to be complete during the Summer of 2012.
For more information regarding our other green initiatives please follow this link. http://www.patriot-place.com/greenefforts.aspx
IN THE PRESS:
5/2/12 – (PV Tech)
‘NRG installs 1MW solar canopy at Massachusetts’ Patriot Place’>>
NRG Energy, in collaboration with the Kraft Group, has begun constructing a solar canopy at the Patriot Place in Foxborough, Massachusetts.
5/1/12 – (Get Solar)
‘Solar canopy planned for Patriot Place’>>
The latest stadium to make solar energy improvements is Gillette Stadium, home of the NFL's New England Patriots.
5/1/12 – (CityBiz Real Estate)
‘NRG Energy, Kraft Group rev up solar project at Patriot Place’>>
NRG Energy and the Kraft Group have started work on a solar canopy for Patriot Place.
Solar Panal Installation Begins>>
Construction Starts on Solar Installation at Patriot Place
1/5/12 – (Clean Energy Authority)
‘New England Patriots go for 2nd and solar’>>
Gillette Stadium, home of the New England Patriots will triple the amount of renewable energy produced at the stadium and the adjacent Patriot Place shopping center with a 1-megawatt photovoltaic (PV) array.
12/23/11 – (Earth Techling)
‘NFL’s Patriots make big play for renewables’>>
NRG – along with its partner the Kraft Group – will be implementing a comprehensive renewable energy supply agreement for Gillette Stadium and the adjacent Patriot Place.
12/20/11 – (North American Windpower)
‘Wind turbine included in NRG’s renewable energy program with Kraft Group’>>
NRG and The Kraft Group have inked an energy supply agreement for Foxborough, Mass.-based Gillette Stadium, home of the New England Patriots and the New England revolution and Patriot Place, a shopping, dining and entertainment complex.
12/20/11 – (Energy Matters)
‘Wind and solar power upgrade for U.S. stadium/shopping complex: renewable energy news’>>
A one-megawatt solar panel and additional wind energy project will build on an existing 525-kilowatt PV solar power system at a massive U.S. shopping center and stadium complex.
12/19/11 – (PV Tech)
‘NRG, Kraft Group sign deal to expand PV installations at Patriot Place’>>
The Kraft Group is bringing more power to the Patriots – solar power that is.
12/19/11 – (Market Watch)
‘NRG and The Kraft Group announce tripling of solar power, addition of wind turbine at Pariot Place’>>
Strategic agreement highlights benefits of renewable power for fans, teams and nation.
12/19/11 – (Examiner)
‘Kraft Group and NRG plan wind turbine, more solar power for Gillette Stadium’>>
The Kraft Group announced that they have contracted with NRG to triple the amount of renewable solar power generated at Patriot Place retail and entertainment complex.