Kansas City NFL team adopts solar

The Kansas City Chiefs have installed an initial 75kW of PV arrays at their Arrowhead Stadium, part of a growing list of National Football League (NFL) teams adopting solar to cover part of their energy needs.

The arrays are part of a long-term partnership agreement with Kansas City Power and Light (KCP&L) which will make the local utility company the club’s official renewable energy supplier.

KCP&L will work with the Chiefs organization to find innovative ways to curb energy consumption, to use energy more efficiently and greatly increase the amount of electricity the team gets from renewable sources.

American-style football is the most popular US sport. The NFL has 32 teams, and has adopted a sustainability agenda in an effort to lead professional sports with environmentally-friendly policies and practices.

The Philadelphia Eagles has installed 3MW of solar PV at their stadium – Lincoln Financial Field – the most in the NFL, followed by 2MW by the Washington Redskins at Fedex Field.