While the Pittsburgh Steelers are currently focused on acquiring top talent as the NFL draft approaches, a new feature has been added to Heinz Field. Energy efficiency provider POWERHOME has completed the installation of solar panels at the stadium, with the panels working to offset the team’s grid energy costs and reduce the stadium’s carbon footprint.
While the Pittsburgh Steelers are focused on the approaching NFL draft, POWERHOME has completed installing a ballasted solar system at the team’s home stadium, Heinz Field.
“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, VP of sales and marketing for the Steelers. “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.”
“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,” said Jimmie Sacco, VP of stadium operations. “With over 2,000 Pittsburghers employed on a given game day 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 is working with professional sports franchises and athletes to help build healthier communities across the United States and began operating in Western Pennsylvania in 2018.
“Heinz Field is the fourth NFL facility to utilize POWERHOME to help meet sustainability goals,” said Jayson Waller, CEO of POWERHOME. “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.”
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