Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited and The New York Jets announced the completion of a solar power system at the Jets’ team headquarters and training center in Florham Park, NJ. This is the largest photovoltaic (PV) installation at a NFL team headquarters, utilizing over 3,000 Solar panels. All of the power generated by the system will be sold to The New York Jets under a long-term Power Purchase Agreement.
Designed to generate over 750,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity for the building each year, the project will reduce CO2 emissions by 540 metric tons each year, which is equivalent to taking over 100 cars off the road. By utilizing a power purchase agreement, the team will also save tens of thousands of dollars each year in electricity expenses with no capital outlay.
Work began at the Training Center in late June, and the project was generating power approximately eight weeks later.